Aymeric de Villoutreys & Chikako Hosoda, violins – Eva Pusker, viola – Anne-Gabrielle Lia Aragnouet, cello
The Amôn Quartet was formed in 2008 by four fascinating musicians, wishing to pass on, share, and to communicate their passion for music.
They began at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels in the class of Guy Danel and shortly after joined the training ProQuartet-CEMC in Paris, and residence of the Queen Elizabeth Music Chapel, which allowed them to receive, in particular, the guidance of Artemis Quartet, Louis Fima (Arpeggione Quartet), Paul Katz (Cleaveland Quartet), Eberhard Feltz, Valentin Erben et Hatto Beyerlé (Alban Berg Quartet), Vaclav Remes and Joseph Kluson (Prazak Quartet).
Recognized in Belgium, Amôn Quartet is a benefeciary of the subvention from the Francophone community of Belgium.
The quartet ends its balance combinating the great repertoire and the exploration of new compositions.
Since its creation, the Amôn Quartet has strived to create projects involving other arts, such as theater and dance. They played with comedian Ivan Golovin, presenting music and 20th century Russian poetry, and in 2012 participated in the project “DanseXmusic”, hosted by » La Monnaie « , in association with dancer and teacher Teresa de Keersmaeker. In 2015 the quartet was a part of the world premiere of “Spring Quartet, a piece created by Simon Thierrée, for string quartet and two dancers.
For Amôn Quartet, it is essential to regularly collaborate with other musicians, and to discover a broad range of repertoire. Among the musicians they have worked with are : Guy Danel (founding member of Danel Quartet), violist Paul De Clerck (professeur at Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles), clarinetist Jean-Michel Charlier (National Orchestra of Belgium), clarinetist Pierre Génisson (Bretagne Symphony Orchestra), violinist Jean-Frédéric Molard (Wallonie Chamber
Orchestra), accordeonist Olivier Innocenti, etc .
In 2017 they participated in a tour for the MUSMA project (Music Masters On Air), creating 5 string quartets commissioned by major European festivals (Klara Festival, Festival de Wallonie, MittelFest, National Forum of Music, Saxa kammarmusik festival). They were recorded and broadcasted on the web and European radios.
Since its debut, Amôn Quartet has performed throughout Europe (France, Belgium, Netherlands, Italy, Sweden, Danemark, Poland)) and in Asia (China, Hong Kong).
In 2011 the ensemble won third prize in the 25th European Chamber Music competition of Fnapec in Paris.