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Arts For All

Quatuor Anches Hantées


The first clarinet quartet to win a prize from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, and the winner of the Fondation Banque Populaire, the "Haunted Reeds" stand out on stage with their refined sound, sincere interpretation and warm contact, which quickly dispels the latest prejudices about the "great music" of an audience unfamiliar with concert halls.

By relying on a repertoire of original transcriptions and revisiting the most diverse works of the past as it pleases, the quartet has not only won the interest of an eclectic and ever-widening audience, but has also attracted works from the composers of its time.

Both sparkling and charming, this sympathetic ensemble dusted off the sometimes austere image of a traditional concert, sweeping away conventions, to infuse it with its own credo, namely easier access to so-called "classical" music. His ability to imagine daring stage experiences (sharing the poster with an actor, a storyteller and even a comic book character, Philippe Geluck's famous Chat) and to propose targeted actions towards the youngest listeners make him the artisan of the first hour of an art made available to all.

In May 2017, to celebrate its 15th anniversary, the quartet presented its new album "Ballabile". This album is like the Quartet on stage, surprising where classical music does not expect it, from string quartet to jazz waltz and musical theatre. In May and June 2018, the QAH created Bagatelle-Prélude by Benoît Menut (with the support of the Fondation Banque Populaire) and Huit Esquisses by Philippe Hersant (broadcast on France Musique) respectively.

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