3rd Prize € 9.000,- donated by Fünf steirischen Universitäten
Founded in 2006. Since 2010 many concert performances, among others in Japan, Italy, Germany, Algeria and Canada. In 2007, the musicians attended the quartet class of the Ysaÿe Quartet at the Conservatoire de Paris (CRR). In 2009, master classes with Miguel Da Silva at the Ravel Academy of St. Jean de Luz. In 2009 they were awarded the ADAMI Prize of the Lyons International Chamber Music Competition. In 2011 they were awarded the FNAPEC Prize of the FNAPEC-Musiques d’ensembles European Chamber Music Competition.
François GALICHET, Violin (France)
Born in 1984 in France. From 1990 lessons with Philippe Queswel in Rouen, from 2002 to 2004 with Maurice Moulin, from 2003 to 2006 with Jacques Ghestem and from 2006 to 2010 with Vladimir Nemtanu. Studies at the CNSMD de Lyon. Master classes with Michael Henz and Kazimierz Olechowski.
Jean Louis CONSTANT, Violin (France)
Born in 1983 in Clermont-Ferrand. From 1991 lessons with Hélène Friberg in Clermont-Ferrand, from 2001 to 2005 with José Alvarez, from 2005 to 2008 with Christophe Piget and from 2008 to 2010 with Marie Charvet. Studies at the CRR de Paris, ENM Aulnay, CNSMD de Lyon.
Concert performances as soloist and with Quatuor Varèse.
Sylvain SÉAILLES, Viola (France)
Born in 1987 in Beaumont. From 1994 lessons with Sabina Voico in Cournon d’Auvergne, from 2005 to 2006 with Fabienne Stadelmann, from 2006 to 2009 with Tasso Adamopoulos and from 2009 to 2010 with Françoise Gnéri. Studies at the CRR d‘Aubervilliers-La Courneuve from 2005 to 2006 and from 2006 to 2010 at CNSMD de Lyon. D.E.M. diploma in 2005 and Master Degree in 2010.
Master classes in 2006 with Igor Boguslavsky, in 2009 with Jutta Puchhammer-Sédillot, and in 2011 with Miguel da Silva. Concert performances with the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester and the Schleswig-Holstein Festival and others.
Thomas RAVEZ, Violoncello (France)
Born in 1984 in Soissons. From 1989 lessons with Marc Thirauft in Reims, from 2003 with Jean Marie Gamard, between 2005 and 2006 with Erwan Fauré and from 2006 to 2010 with Anne Gastinef. Studies at CNSMD de Lyon. Master degree. Master classes with Gery Hoffmann, Christophe Coin and Yvan Chiffafeau.
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QUATUOR VARÉSE, Prize Winners’ Concert, Stefaniensaal Graz
left to right: Rector Wilfried Eichlseder (Montanuniversität Leoben), François Galichet, Jean Louis Constant, Rector-designate of KUG Georg Schulz, Thomas Ravez, Sylvain Séailles and Rector Harald Kainz (TU Graz) at the prize giving ceremony in the Stefaniensaal, Grazer Congress, on 16.02.2012.