Founded in 2013, the Paris-based ensemble of young performers will release their debut album in late 2017, featuring works of Mendelssohn
The Arod Quartet has signed an exclusive recording contract with Erato. Founded in 2013, the Paris-based ensemble of young performers - all in their early twenties - will release their debut album in late 2017, featuring works of Mendelssohn, including the composer's String Quartet no.2 op.13
The quartet - violinists Jordan Victoria and Alexandre Vu, violist Corentin Apparailly and cellist Samy Rachid - won first prize at the ARD International Music Competition in 2016, having won first prize at the Carl Nielsen Chamber Music Competition in Copenhagen the previous year. The group studies with former Ebène Quartet violist Mathieu Herzog and is currently artist-in-residence at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Brussels with the Artemis Quartet.
'The label Erato has had an essential place in our earliest musical discoveries, planting the seed that inspired us to devote our lives to music,' said the Arod Quartet. 'Today, we have the great pleasure to realise our dream alongside such artists as Renaud and Gautier Capuçon, Nicholas Angelich, Sabine Devieilhe, Bertrand Chamayou, and of course the Artemis and Ebène quartets from whom we have learned so much.'