In 2002, united by their friendship and a passion for chamber music, these four soloists and holders of numerous international prizes, decided to form a group dedicated to all types of music. Passionate about the opportunity to play different repertoires, the Quartet perform new interpretations and also encourage the creation of contemporary works, by finding and commissioning original pieces by today’s composers.The group have been dedicated pieces by Thierry Escaich, Bruno Mantovani, Karol Beffa and Guillaume Connesson, and are due to record them in 2012. During the concert, the musicians take turns to play various clarinets, giving each Quartet member time to engage with the audience.
Since its creation, the Vendôme Quartet has performed many concerts in France and abroad. Notably, it has performed at the Louvre Museum Auditorium, the Taipei (Taiwan) National Concert Hall, the Fruchthalle in Kaiserslautern and the Romantic Life Museum in Paris.
The Vendôme Quartet is comprised of Alexandre Chabod (1st clarinet co-soloist, Opéra National de Paris), Nicolas Baldeyrou (teacher at CNSM, Lyon, and 1st clarinet soloist, Orchestre Philarmonique de Radio France), Julien Chabod (clarinet soloist, Orchestre Victor Hugo Franche Comté and teatcher at Rueil-Malmaison C.R.R) and Franck Amet (teacher at Paris CRR and member of the Orchestre d'harmonie de la garde républicaine).
Quatuor Vendôme at Victoires de la musique 2016 !