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French String Quartet Presents a Free Concert on Sunday

Hermes_Quartet_2015The final concert  of the Buffalo Chamber Music Society’s 2014-15 Gift to the Community series is on Sunday, March 1st at 3pm in the Mary Seaton Room of Kleinhans Music Hall.  The Hermès Quartet, winner of the Young Concert Artists International Auditions, will perform quartets by Haydn, Schumann and Schubert. The concert will be preceded at 2:15  by a performance by members of the Greater Buffalo Youth Orchestra. This is a free concert and tickets are not needed.

The Paris-based Hermès Quartet has already been heard in prestigious North American and European venues. Winner of the 2012 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, the Hermès Quartet made its U.S. debuts to rave reviews at the opening concerts of the Young Concert Artists Series at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall, and at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater. It has been awarded many prestigious prizes including First Prize at the 2011 Geneva International Music Competition and the “Coup de Coeur Breguet” prize, which brought them a recording on the Ysaÿe Records/Nascor label and First Prize at the 2010 European Chamber Music Competition in Paris.

The members of the Quartet met at the Lyon Conservatory and formed the ensemble in 2008. They have worked with the Artemis Quartet at the Universität der Künste Berlin, and are currently studying at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional in Paris with members of the Ysaÿe Quartet.