Internationally acclaimed by the public and the critics since its foundation in 1997, the Molinari Quartet has given itself the mandate to perform works from the 20th and 21st centuries repertoire for string quartet, to commission new works and to initiate discussions between musicians, artists and the public.
« The Quatuor Molinari’s playing is sharply focused and ensemble is flawless. They’ve obviously lived and breathed these works for some time, and they deliver confident and committed readings. »
« The Quatuor Molinari plays Kurtag with admirable authority and nuance...»
« Technically, their playing is superb… »
«… this is an impressive and absorbing conspectus.»
«That any group could play this music better than the Montreal-based Quatuor Molinari is inconceivable.»
«Remarquable Canadian ensemble, rival of the Arditti and Kronos quartets in the defense of the 20th and 21th avant-garde, the Molinari Quartet is at home in this world of ethereal sounds, unique, and coherent. The Molinari and excellent pianist Louise Bessette penetrate with enthusiasm to the heart of this universe. Rating: 5 diapasons.»
The Molinari Quartet's CDs
The Molinari Quartet recordings on ATMA Classique : Sofia Gubaidulina, György Kurtág, Alfred Schnittke, R. Murray Schafer, etc.
Concert videos of the Molinari Quartet: Ligeti, Gubaidulina, Crumb, etc.