Quatuor Hanson, string quartet
Thanks to their noteworthy and exceptional scenic presence, the Hanson Quartet win the second prize in the 2016 Geneva International String Quartet Competition and in April 2015 the third prize and audience prize at the 11th International Competition for String Quartet in Lyon. In 2014 they are awarded the main prize of the FNAPEC European Competition for Music Ensembles, the ‘Bourse de l’Académie des Beaux Arts’.
Since 2015 the four musicians are in residence at the Fondation Singer-Polignac and they are supported by the « Fondation Banque Populaire ».
Graduated from the Conservatoire Supérieur de Paris, the French quartet regularly receives advice from Hatto Beyerle, Johannes Meissl and the Ébène Quartet. The four musicians of Quatuor Hanson are particularly involved in research and understanding of the musical language. Thanks to its knowledge of the music and repertoire of the ‘founder’ of the string quartet Joseph Haydn, Quatuor Hanson Quartet builds up to itself a strong identity of discourse in which intelligence and a touch of humour get involved in the delicacy and the sensibility of its interpretation. The quartet has performed in large halls as for exemple the Wigmore Hall, the Victoria Hall, the « Auditorium de la Maison de la Radio » in Paris, the « Opéra de Lyon », the « Salle Cortot » or the « Cité de la Musique ».
Quatuor Hanson is regularly invited to play all over Europe (Germany, Norway, England, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Portugal, Morocco etc.) and since September 2016 they are in residency at the French Radio (France Musique). Their first CD (dedicated to Haydn) has been released in October 2019 and got the best awards a CD can get. The same was the case with their CD dedicated to Dutilleux, Ligeti and Bartók in October 2021 and the one dedicated to Crumb last spring
Recently (in 2022) they took part on a CD “Chants Nostalgiques” with Célia Oneto Bensaïd and Marie-Laure Garnier.