QUATUOR DIOTIMA, founded by graduates of the Paris and Lyon Conservatoires, was awarded first prize at the FNAPEC Competition, Paris in 1999, and the Contemporary Music Prize at the London String Quartet Competition in 2000, in which year, at the invitation of Pro Quartet, they began a two year residency at the Centre Européen de Musique de Chambre, Fontainebleau.
The Quartet’s name pays tribute to Luigi Nono’s work Fragmente Stille, an Diotima, affirming their strong commitment to the music of our time, which they seek to present, whenever possible, within the context of the more traditional Classical and Romantic string quartet repertoire.
From the outset Diotima was performing internationally; they have appeared many of the major concert venues and music festivals across Europe including L’Auditorium du Louvre, Cité de la Musique, Berlin Philharmonie, Konzerthaus Berlin, Musica Strasbourg, Ars Musica Brussels, Musica Nova Helsinki, Archipel Geneva, Gulbenkian Foundation Lisbon, Huddersfield Festival, Budapest Autumn Festival, Stockholm New Music, CDMC Madrid, and Centre Acanthes Metz. Concert tours have taken them further afield, to Japan, USA, Central and South America, to which they will add Mexico and China/Korea this coming season.
Quatuor Diotima will have an evening concert in Erasmus Huis Jakarta, Kuningan, on 10 May 2008, start from 19:30 until 21:30. It is free admission, for further information and reservation please contact Centre Culturel Français: 021 – 390 8585 / 390 8580
also visit the Quatuor Diotima website