Sylvain Favre, violin
Emmanuel François, viola
François Robin, cello
« ECHO Rising Star » for the 2017-2018 season
"Style, energy, and a sense of risk [...].These four young Frenchman made the music smile." The Guardian
Founded in 2012, in Paris, the Van Kuijk Quartet is the first French quartet to win, in March 2015, the Wigmore Hall String Quartet Competition, along with the associated Best Beethoven and Best Haydn prizes. In 2015, they become part of BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists 2015-2017 program.
Since the quartet first formed, they have found success throughout Europe: as well as triumphing at the Wigmore Hall, the quartet won the 1st Prize and Audience Award at the Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition, in Norway, and are also laureates of the Aix-en-Provence Festival Academy and the FNAPEC Ensembles Music Competition.
Having taken their first steps as students of the Ysaye Quartet, the young musicians studied with Günter Pichler at the Escuela Superior de Mùsica Reina Sofia in Madrid until 2015. The quartet also participates in various academies such as the McGill International String Quartet Academy (Montreal) with Michael Tree and André Roy ; the 58th Weikersheim International Chamber Music Academy with the Vogler Quartet and Heime Müller; and others academies in Aix-en-Provence and Verbier.
An established presence in major international venues, the Van Kuijk Quartet has performed at the Salle Gaveau in Paris with Angelika Kirchschlager, the Wigmore Hall in London, and at festivals in Heidelberg, Verbier, Aix-en-Provence and Stavanger, Tivoli Concert Series in Danemark & Lockenhaus Chamber Music Festival in Austria.
The Van Kuijk Quartet is in residence at ProQuartet since 2014, where they study with members of the Alban Berg, Artemis and Hagen quartets, as well as Paul Katz and Gary Hoffman.
Mécénat Musical Société Générale is the Van Kuijk Quartet major Partner.
QuatuorVan Kuijk is in-residence at ProQuartet since 2014.