THE GROUP


"Blazing, control, generosity, boldness, elegance: it is terms which we often hear about the Quartet Ellipsos, considered today as one of the big quartets of saxophones."

 

 

 

After more than thirteen years of existence, its career led him to play so much in France

(Théâtre du Châtelet, Crazy Days of Nantes, Radio-France Festival, Music in Empéri, Debussy Festival,

Bach Festival, Folle Criée Festival etc.),

that on the international scenes of the United States, Brazil, China, South Korea, Morocco, Slovenia,

Finland, Germany, the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Switzerland (Swiss), etc. 

 

Paul-Fathi Lacombe, soprano saxophone • Julien Bréchet, alto saxophone •

Sylvain Jarry, tenor saxophone • Nicolas Herrouet, baritone saxophone 

 

 

 

ELLIPSOS AND SAXOPHONISTS CLASSICS

Originally from Nantes, if this quartet distinguishes itself by its opening and its versatility: turned as well to the classic directory as to the musics of our time, It recorded in 2007 the eclectic album "Medina" with the saxophonist, composer Philippe Geiss, accordeonist Florian Tatard and musicians from Gamelan de la Cité de la Musique (Paris). 

This first opus edited to PASSIONS will have passed by to more than 5000 copies.

The same year, Ellipsos launched in the direction of a summer academy (regional education authority) in the royal Abbey of Celles-sur-Belle where he welcomes young musicians for shape.

But it is also the opportunity to create collaborations with famous saxophonists : Nicolas Prost, Philippe Geiss, Jean-Charles Richard, the Korean Seung-Dong Lee, the Brazilian Erik Heimann-Pais, etc.  

 

OPENING OF THE QUARTET WITH OTHER CLASSIC MUSICIANS

Although his four musicians meet during their program to the National Academies of Region of Versailles and Cergy (by working with Vincent David and Jean-Yves Fourmeau), the Quartet Ellipsos quickly widened the range of his trainers.

They so received the education of Paul Meyer and Eric Lesage to the Upper Music academy of Paris.

During his first years of existence, the quartet regularly worked with various masters such as Maurice Bourgue in Avignon, Claire Désert in Paris,

Thierry Escaich at the "Moulin of Andé", and the composer Christian Lauba in Bordeaux.

Just four years having established, the Quartet Ellipsos creates the event in May, 2007 by taking away, in Paris, the First prize of the International Competition of the FNAPEC, awarded by Philippe Nahon and Caroline Casadesus. In 2008, Gaëlle Gallic and his emission "Generations interpreters" elects it "Crush of the listeners of France Musique". Next year it is the French State which invites him to occur, live on France Culture and since the Main courtyard of the Hotel Matignon, during the Music festival. The meeting with Thierry Escaich gave rise to a real and sustainable complicity.

The composer signs in 2010 the foreword of the third album of Ellipsos. To the program of this entitled record "Bolero", indeed represent both Thierry Escaich's rooms for Quartet of Saxophones, beside Maurice Ravel's famous works. In June, 2015, during his installation in Jacques Taddéi's armchair to the Academy of Arts, Thierry Escaich invites the Quartet Ellipsos to occur under the Dome of the Institute of France. The same summer, the organist and the Quartet occur for the first time together on stage to the Festival Bach de Saint-Donat, formulate regularly reproduced since then.

 

MORE UNEXPECTED MEETINGS

So much the Quartet Ellipsos counts as partners of chamber music of the renowned interpreters such Caroline Casadesus, Jean-François Zygel, the Quartet Voce so much he likes being a surprise by playing with Manu Dibango, Didier Lockwood, the singers Zaza Fournier or Yael Naïm.

In 2015, he arouses the interest of the comedians Chevallier and Laspalès, who invites them with them, to occur in the Top of Rouen.

Further to this episode, Michel Drucker tries of to know more about it on this unique artistic relation and invites them in his television program "Deeply on Sunday" on France 2. 

Ellipsos will be invited to give an exceptional concert at the Eiffel Tower, first floor, in 2017 November, during the ceremony of "Musical Teaching Prizes".

 

 

 

"A very famous quartet which we shall hear for a long time ... They invent codes of classic music again"

 

Michel Drucker - Vivement Dimanche (France 2, mars 2015)

 

 

 

 

" Adaptations to the saxophones which makes Quartet Ellipsos are remarkable. "

 

Philippe Chevallier, acteur & comédien (duo Chevallier & Laspalès)

 

 

 

" Was needed boldness to open this festival by the invitation spent by Quartet Ellipsos.

Not because these 4 musicians have an extraordinary route, formed among others to the Academy of Paris,

Before standing out as one of the best whole saxophone of the planet,

But especially because their taste for the transcription testifies of an incredible music appetite. " 

 

Éric Le Sage, pianiste - Festival de Musique à l'Emperi (Juillet 2013) 

 

 

 

" They don't miss a thing, with always the impression that we rediscover pages known for the big directory with the surprising tones of the saxophone."

 

Emmanuel Pahud, flûtiste solo de l'Orchestre Philharmonique de Berlin

 

 

" Considered as the biggest quartet of saxophones of its generation, Quartet Ellipsos has several hundred concerts to his credit,

where each of their service mixes skilfully the excellence and the accessibility to a public always wider. The unique color of their tone seizes as well masterpieces of the classical music, musics of the world or contemporary creations."

 

Le Figaro Magazine (2009)

 

 

 

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THANK YOU TO OUR INSTITUTIONAL PARTNERSHIPS

In 2015, Quartet Ellipsos signs the direction of a new collection to the Publishing house Gérard Billaudot.

The same year, the Quartet received the honor to be indicated to represent France in Korea of the South during the year France-Korea 2016.

In May, 2012, the Quartet Ellipsos saw attributing unanimously the stock exchange of the Foundation KPMG.

He is besides supported for several years by the SPEDIDAM as well as by the House Henri Selmer-Paris and the american group D'ADDARIO (RICO).

 

CONTACTS

Samuel Tassin l Administrateur du Quatuor Ellipsos (France)

 

Adresse postale pour correspondre avec le Quatuor Ellipsos :

Quatuor Ellipsos 

5, rue de l'Ouche Colin

44230 ST SEBASTIEN SUR LOIRE, FRANCE

 

Par mail : ellipsos@hotmail.fr  

 

Par Téléphone : +33 (6) 26 49 51 29 

 

En Allemagne :

Charter Konzerte Management

Inhaber : Thomas Werner

D-04177 Leipzig -  Merseburger Str. 37

DEUTSCHLAND

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