Joris Decolvenaer, violin
Victor Guaita Igual, viola
Gauthier Broutin, cello
The Zerkalo Quartet is a string quartet based in Brussels. Since its creation in 2014, the musicians of Zerkalo have immersed themselves in the daily buzz of the Belgian capital, striving to establish a close connection with the people. They do this by expanding the codes of classical music and exploring its place in society today.
Zerkalo Quartet stands for: a wide range of the string quartet repertoire, from its roots until today, with an emphasis on contemporary creation, interaction with other artists and artistic disciplines, alternative concert formats, and workshops with children.
The work of Zerkalo Quartet has been critically acclaimed with awards such as the Supernova 2014, Vocatio 2015 and the Honourable Mention of the Jury in the Janaçek Competition 2015. Zerkalo Quartet has performed at prestigious venues and festivals in Belgium like BOZAR, Concertgebouw Brugge, Klara Festival, Ars Musica, and Midis-Minimes as well as at festivals and concert halls abroad (France, Germany, Italy, Spain).
Zerkalo Quartet have benefitted from the advice of eminent music professors such as Günter Pichler from Alban Berg Quartett, Oliver Wille from Kuss Quartett, Guy Danel from Quatuor Danel, Quatuor Diotima, Prazak Quartet, and has worked with composers such as Hosokawa, Sciarrino and Widmann. The Quartet produces its own series of concerts in Brussels (The Dansaert Sessions) and has set up important pedagogical projects such as Un Quatuor dans ma classe in Molenbeek (Be, 2014). Zerkalo collaborates with Jeunesses Musicales Belgique, and is currently in residence at the Primary School of Ligugé (Fr).
Zerkalo Quartet has also been supported by ProQuatet-CEMC in France and Chamber Music for Europe in Belgium, for which they have been Ensemble in residence since 2014.