Pierre Maestra, violin
Vincent Verhoeven, viola
Alban Lebrun, cello
Named after an authentic Australian shepherd with a fiery temperament, the string quartet "Quatuor Yako" shakes up the codes by giving up nothing to the tradition of excellence inherent to the repertoire it defends.
Born by four old students from the “Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Lyon” desire to share with the public their common passion for a privileged repertoire, the Quartuor Yako is being trained by Yovan Markovitch and Luc-Marie Aguera (Quatuor Ysaye) and further on joins the classes of Christoph Poppen and Hariolf Schlichtig at the Munich Music Academy (Musikhochschule).
Noticed at the "Musiques d’Ensemble" contest of the FNAPEC in March 2016, it becomes the same year resident ProQuartet and gets the third prize at the International Orlando competition in the Netherlands.
Guest of the French radio station “France Musique” for the broadcast “Chambre Classique”, this young ensemble is also filmed by Arte Concert on the occasion of the show “Play and Play” with the dance company Bill T. Jones/Amie Zane in November 2015 in Lyon.
Numerous masterclasses including the Academy of Aix-en-Provence, the Festival Quatuors in Bordeaux, the Holland Festival and also the Villecroze and Montepulciano Festivals allow it to benefit in parallel from advices of members of the Quartets Ebène, Artemis, Alban Berg, Belcea, Cherubini, Debussy, Vogler, Danel, Modigliani and also Kronos thanks to the project « 50 for the Future ».
Quatuor Yako is supported by the musical patronage of Société Générale.