1st Prize and Special Prize
(Best Interpretation of a Mozart quartet)
Mozart Competition 2018
A flawless musicality, elegance and ardor characterize these artists...
La Croix, Venice, 2019
Available from February 2023
Mozart - Quartet K.589
Boris Lyatoshynksy - Quartet n°2 op.4 (1922) (the greatest Ukrainian composer)
Ravel - Quatuor en Fa
Haydn - Quartet op.64 n°4
Boris Tishchenko - Quartet n°5 op.90
Dvorak - Quartet n°13 op.106
Beethoven - Quartet op.131
César Franck - Quatuor en ré majeur
(Marcel Proust heard this program played at his home)
Saint-Saëns - Quatuor n°2 op.153
Bartok - Quartet n°5
Beethoven - Quartet op.95 "Serioso"
Mozart - Clarinet Quintet K.581
Brahms - Clarinet Quintet op.115
Pierre Génisson, clarinet
The Quatuor Tchalik, brothers and sisters, won 1st Prize and the Special Prize for the Best Interpretation of a Mozart Quartet at the Salzburg International Mozart Competition in 2018.
In 2019, the Tchalik siblings toured China and have since been invited to perform at many prestigious concert halls including the Het Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, the Philharmonie de Paris, the Auditorium du Louvre, and the Musée de l'Orangerie in Paris.
Future engagements include concerts at the Mozarteum Salzburg, Kölner Philharmonie, the Dresdner Philharmonie and the Salle Gaveau in Paris.
The Quatuor Tchalik regularly perform on France Musique, Radio Classique, Musiq’3 (RTBF), SWR2, Espace 2 (RTS), and BBC 3 as well as in many important festivals in France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Hungary and Austria.
While excelling at Mozart and French music, the Tchalik Quartet has also premiered works by composers Jacques Boisgallais, Michèle Reverdy, Bastien David, and recorded a CD of Thierry Escaich’s music which was awarded the Choc de Classica in February 2020. Also in 2020, they performed the world premiere of Quale stormo d’augei notturno by Pierre Farago at the Philharmonie de Paris.
In 2017 the Quatuor Tchalik received the Fondazione Monte dei Paschi Award (Siena) and is the laureate of the Tremplin de la Philharmonie de Paris as well as the 2019 laureate of the Heidelberger Frühling Academy.
The quartet is supported by the Safran Foundation and in 2017 became designated residents of ProQuartet and took part in the Le Dimore del Quartetto project in Italy.
The Tchalik Quartet released a 2nd CD in 2019 featuring Reynaldo Hahn’s chamber music and in 2021, a 3rd CD with the two Saint-Saëns quartets.
The instruments played by the members of the Quartet are exclusively made for them by violin maker Philippe Mitéran and bow-maker Konstantin Cheptitski.
‘...Then came the pièce de résistance, Dvojak’s “American” Quartet, entrusted to one of the best young string quartets of the new generation…the Tchaliks offered a fresh example of their exceptional talent. The lyricism of Gabriel and his brother Marc work wonders in the pregnant Lento. As for the scherzo and the finale, a truly admiral musical intelligence conveys with the most human simplicity the nostalgia that inhabits these pages…’
String Quartet Biennale
Cité de la Musique, Philharmonie de Paris, January, 2022
Alain Cochard, concertclassic.com
‘…The true revelation of the Festival Quatuors à Bordeaux was the Quatuor Tchalik…’