Violin, formerly Ysaÿe Quartet

Luc-Marie Aguera began the violin in Rouen (France), and met the famous French teacher Dominique Hoppenot, who was to play an influential role in his later musical life. Then he entered the Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique de Paris in the Gérard Jarry's class, and won the violin and the chamber music first prizes, awarded by unanimous vote from the jury. At the same time, he was appointed for two years Concertmaster of the Orchestre des Prix du Conservatoire.
Passionate about the string quartet repertoire, he joined in 1985 the Ysaÿe Quartet, for a thirty years intense musical adventure. They received the invaluable advices and support from the Amadeus Quartet at the Köln Musik Hochschule, and have also been inspired by lessons with Hatto Bayerke and Walter Levin.
From the awarding of the first prize in the Evian International Competition in 1988, to its last concert the 24th of January 2014 at the Cité de la musique in Paris, the Ysaÿe Quartet has played on the world's major stages: the London's Wigmore Hall , the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Musikverein and the Konzerthaus in Wien, the Berlin Philharmonie , the New York's Carnegie Hall, the Suntory Hall in Tokyo, and also in Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Madrid, Barcelona, Roma, Milano, Firenze, Melbourne, Sydney....
The Quartet has played in several prestigious festivals : Salzburg, Lockenhaus, Aldeburgh, Kuhmo, Stavenger, Schleswig-Holstein and La Roque d'Anthéron.
With this ensemble, Luc-Marie Aguera has recorded works by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Brahms, Franck, Debussy, Ravel, Fauré, Magnard, Schulhoff, Boucourechliev, for the labels Decca, Philips, Harmonia Mundi, Aeon, and Ysaÿe Records.
He is grateful to perform with artists he had long admired : Jean-Claude Pennetier, Martin Lovett, Valentin Erben, Isabelle Faust, Janos Starker, Michel Portal, Hatto Beyerle, Yovan Markovitch, Nelson Freire, Gary Hoffman, Franz Helmerson, Nicholas Angelich, Jean-Guihen Queyras, Miklos Perényi...
Passionate pedagogue for more than twenty five years, the transmission holds a huge place in his musical life. He teaches the violin in Rouen, and holds a string quartet class at the Conservatoire Régional de Paris.
Luc-Marie Aguera was invited to give master-classes by the Dutch String Quartet Academy in Amsterdam (NSKA), the Jerusalem Music Center, the Hanns Eisler Hochschule of Berlin, the Festival Quatuors à Bordeaux,  the Frenswegen Sommer Akademie (Germany), the Orlando Festival (Netherlands), the Aldeburgh Festival (England) the Lucca Virtuoso e Belcanto Festival.
He is a regular faculty member (artistic advisor) at the Académie Musique à Flaine (France).
Luc-Marie Aguera has been invited to serve as a jury member at the ARD String Quartet Competition (Munich), and at the Orlando Competition (Netherlands).
The French Ministry of Culture made him Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres in 1999. He has been awarded in 2004 the Enesco Prizefrom the SACEM (French composers society).