B3 French for Breakfast #3

  • Wednesday, 3 May 2023

  • Drill Hall Gallery

    Kingsley Street, ACT 2601

  • In Association with

Start your day in style with breakfast and exquisite French music played by your favourite Festival artists. Bon appétit!

Although Ravel dedicated his 1903 quartet to Fauré, the older master refused to write his own, believing that “this is a genre which Beethoven in particular made famous, and causes all those who are not Beethoven to be terrified of it”. Before his death in 1924, he completed this one and only quartet, a masterly tableau of autumnal colours and intricate melodic lines.

The concert is followed by a conversation with the artists led by Genevieve Jacobs



Gabriel Fauré,  String Quartet in E minor op 121 (1924)
Allegro moderato



Quatuor Van Kuijk
Nicolas Van Kuijk, violin
Sylvain Favre-Bulle, violin
Emmanuel François, cello
Anthony Kondo, viola

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Artist Quatuor Van Kuijk


“Style, energy and a sense of risk. These four young Frenchman made the music smile.” The Guardian

The Quatuor Van Kuijk’s international accolades boast First, Best Beethoven, and Best Haydn Prizes at the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet competition; First Prize, and an Audience Award at the Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition; as well as becoming laureates of the Aix-en-Provence Festival Academy. They were BBC New Generation Artists from 2015-17, as well as ECHO Rising Stars for the 2017-18 season.

Following such high success early in their career, the ensemble is an established presence at major international venues, performing at the Wigmore Hall, London; Philharmonie de Paris, Auditorium du Louvre, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, and Salle Gaveau, Paris; Tonhalle, Zurich; Wiener Konzerthaus and Musikverein, Vienna; Royal Concertgebouw, Amsterdam; Berliner Philharmonie; Kölner Philharmonie; Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg; Gulbenkian, Lisbon; Tivoli Concert Series, Denmark; Konserthuset Stockholm; and at festivals including the BBC Proms, Cheltenham, Heidelberg, Lockenhaus, Davos, Verbier, Aix-en-Provence, Montpellier/Radio France, Evian, Auvers-sur-Oise, Stavanger and Trondheim (Norway), Concentus Moraviae (Czech Republic), Haydn/Esterházy (Hungary), and Eilat (Israel).


Quatuor Van Kuijk is supported by Sharon Green and Marcel Skjald