The name of the quartet, Esmé, is borrowed from an old French word meaning ‘being loved.‘ Based in Germany, the group was formed in 2016 and is comprised of four Korean musicians that were in their youth acquainted with each other as friends and shared common interests and passions in music, the arts, and life.
This quartet has an extensive resume of awards, including being named the first Artists in Residence at the Lotte Concert Hall in Korea, winning the first prize and sweeping four of the special prizes, at the 2018 London Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition, and having their album be rated five stars & named as one of the best classical albums of 2020 by WQXR radio in New York.
Süddeutsche Zeitung describes the quartet as “four young musicians that play with depth and maturity, which, and even this cliché can be swept off the table, does not depend on age.”
The program for the quartet’s engagement in Vancouver features:
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Quartet in D major, K. 575 “Prussian”
Claude Debussy: String Quartet in G minor, Opus 10
Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet No.8 in E minor, Opus 59, No.2 “Razumovsky”
Join us for live chamber music experiences for music that will uplift the soul!
This concert will take place at the Vancouver Playhouse. To enter the theatre and attend the concert, please follow any COVID-19 requirements in place at the time of the concert.