France - ProQuartet Resident


Verena Chen, violin
Roxana Rastegar, violin
Arianna Smith, viola
Caroline Sypniewski, cello

Founded in January 2018 at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris, the Quatuor Mona represents the unity of four vibrant musical personalities. At only the beginning of their career they have already garnered prizes such as Le Prix de l’Orangerie de Sceaux as well as the Prix du Méjan from their time at the Académie Ravel in Saint-Jean-de-Luz. Mesmerized by their talent after their debut at Musique à Flaine, the pianist and composer Abdel Rahman El Bacha dedicated his piece “Prélude à cordes” to the young quartet. 

The Mona Quartet has worked with such musical pedagogues such as Mathieu Herzog, Valentin Erben, Martin Beaver, Jérôme Pernoo and members of the Ysaye Quartet, Luc-Marie Aguera et Miguel de Silva. The Mona Quartet was also invited to perform at l’Orangerie de Sceaux alongside Marie-Joseph Jude and Philippe Graffin, l’Eglise de Ciboure, le musée Jean-Jacques Henner in addition to the Dianasaal in Schloss Engers and Villa Wieser. Since June 2018, the quartet is in residence at the Foundation Villa Musica in Germany.

The Mona quartet is resident at ProQuartet since February 2019.