Karine Crocquenoy, violin
Pierre-Éric Nimylowycz, viola
Atsushi Sakaï, cello
If there was one word to describe the Quatuor Cambini-Paris, it would be "passion". First of all, a passion for period instruments, as members of the finest French ensembles, such as L’Orchestre des Champs-Élysées, Les Talens Lyriques and Le Concert de la Loge Olympique. Second of all, a passion for beautiful, forgotten scores, played with great skill and care. Finally, a passion for the quartet genre, as the best way to express their musical harmony. By choosing the name of Giuseppe Maria Cambini (1746-1825), a violinist and prolific composer who led a life of adventure, the quartet bears witness to its interest in exploring the stylistic variety of the classical romantic periods.
Since it was founded in 2007, the Quatuor Cambini-Paris has been singled out and applauded for performing masterpieces by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Mendelssohn and for rediscovering unjustly forgotten French composers such as Jadin, David and Gouvy. In just a few seasons, the Quatuor Cambini-Paris has performed in many major European venues and festivals: Versailles Baroque Music Center, Aix-en-Provence Festival, Palazzetto Bru Zane in Venice, Bruges Concertgebouw, Marble Palace of Saint Petersburg, San Filippo Neri oratory in Bologna, Auditorium of the Louvre Museum and Radio France in Paris...
The musical scene occupied by the Quatuor Cambini-Paris has been enriched by its work with other artists such as Alain Planès, Alain Meunier, Christophe Coin and Jérôme Pernoo. The quartet was then chosen by the channel Arte to perform for the twentieth anniversary concert of the Versailles Baroque Music Center and also to take part in a documentary about Grétry. Their recording of three of Félicien David’s quartets, a world premiere, was critically acclaimed and won the “ffff” Telerama magazine Prize.
The Quatuor Cambini-Paris is in residence at the Singer-Polignac Foundation in Paris, and is funded by the Swiss Life Foundation. It has also an ongoing collaboration with the Center of French Romantic Music (the Palazzetto Bru Zane) in Venice.