Last year, the soprano Theresa Pilsl was awarded the renowned Emmerich Smola Prize of the SWR and also received the prize of the orchestra of the Deutsche Radiophilharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern. She won other prizes at the 2018 Cesti Competition and the National Singing Competition in the same year. Theresa Pilsl’s great passion is song singing. As a Fellow of the Lied Academy of the International Song Center Heidelberg, she is very attached to the Heidelberg Spring. Theresa gave evenings in the Pierre Boulez Saal Berlin, the Konzerthaus Wien and sang Haydn’s Creation with the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin. As part of of the corona-related ghost concerts, Theresa sang a recital in April last year live on Deutschlandfunk Kultur. She completed her bachelor’s and master’s degree at the Berlin University of the Arts and the Hanns Eisler University of Music in Berlin. Theresa is a scholarship holder of the Yenudi Menuhin Live Musik Now e.V. Berlin and a graduate of the International Meistersinger Academy 2019. Parallel to singing, she studies medicine at the Charité and is a scholarship holder of the Konrad-Adenauer Foundation.
Daniel Gerzenberg is an internationally sought-after song accompanist and poet, he has already performed in the Wigmore Hall, the Pierre-Boulez Saal Berlin and at the Heidelberger Frühling. The coming season will take him to the Verbier Festival, the Konzerthaus Berlin and other recitals in Milan, Lille and Graz. Daniel Gerzenberg is a lecturer in “Poetry” at the “Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin”. He completed his studies there in the Lied class of Professor Wolfram Rieger in February 2019.
In a duo with the soprano Sophia Burgos, he is the winner of the Concours International de Chant-Piano Nadia et Lili Boulanger and the international song competition “Franz Schubert and Modern Music”. In addition, as accompanist of Theresa Pilsl, he was awarded the pianist prize at the “National Singing Competition”.
Endeavoring to innovate in the field of song, he works in concerts with song improvisations: live settings of poetry, mostly to texts by contemporary poets or from his own works. He works with the composer Andrew Haig, who sets his poetry to music and performs.
The German mezzo-soprano Marie Seidler studied with Prof. Hedwig Fassbender in Frankfurt am Main and passed her concert exam successfully. 2012/2013 she studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London and passed with distinction. From 2016-19 she was part of the ensemble at Opera Gießen. Her roles include Flora (G. Verdi’s La Traviata), Annio (Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito), Olga (P.I. Tchaikovsky’s Eugen Onegin), Dorabella (Mozart’s Così fan tutte), Cherubino (Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro), Fatime (C.M. v. Weber’s Oberon), Bostana (P. Cornelius’ Der Barbier von Bagdad) et al. Furthermore she sang at the Staatstheater Mainz, at the Opera Frankfurt am Main and the Opera Aachen. For the season 2019/20 she will return to Staatstheater Mainz as Fjodor in Mussorgskis opera Boris Godunow.
Marie Seidler is a prize winner of the international Hugo Wolf competition in Stuttgart and recipient of the Trude-Eipperle-Rieger prize. Furthermore she holds a scholarship of the Richard-Wagner-Stiftung.In 2013 she was selected as a young artist at the Britten-Pears-Festival in Aldeburgh.
She established herself as a welcome guest on the concert podium, including performances at King’s place, at the Handel Festival in London under the guidance of Laurence Cummings, at the Schleswig-Holstein festival et al. She sang G. Mahler’s Knaben Wunderhorn Lieder in Nancy (France) with the Orchestre Lyrique and was invited to the Eppaner song festival under the patronage of Brigitte Fassbaender as well as the Schubertìada in Barcelona. In August 2019 she gave a recital together with Wolfram Rieger at the Schubertíada Vilabertran. Marie Seidler is part of the “Bach:Vokal-Ensemble” in Stuttgart under the guidance of Kay Johannsen.
Marie attended master classes with Brigitte Fassbaender, Thomas Hampson and Helmut Deutsch.
Amaury Coeytaux plays a 1773 violin by Giovanni Battista Guadagnini
Loïc Rio plays a 1780 violin by Giovanni Battista Guadagnini
Laurent Marfaing plays a 1660 viola by Luigi Mariani
François Kieffer plays a 1706 cello by Matteo Goffriller
regular guest of the world’s top venues and finest String Quartet & Chamber Music series. In the current and upcoming seasons, the quartet will be touring in the US, South America, Japan, and extensively throughout most of Europe. Highlights include the Wigmore Hall in London, the Paris Auditorium du Musée du Louvre, The Morgan Library & Museum New York, the Cologne Philharmonie, the Brussel Flagey, Pierre Boulez Saal in Berlin, the Munich Prinzregententheater, Tokyo’s Oji Hall and festivals such as Salzburg Festspiele, Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, Menuhin Festival Gstaad and Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. In 2017 the Quatuor Modigliani was first the String Quartet to perform in the main Hall of the Hamburgs Elbphilharmonie.
In 2014, the Modigliani Quartet became Artistic Directors of the Rencontres Musicales d’Evian, a festival created in 1976 by Antoine Riboud and made famous through its former legendary artistic director Mstislav Rostropovich, after a pause of thirteen years. The joint efforts of the Evian Resort and the Modigliani Quartet achieved immediate success and the festival has now become again one of Europe’s major and most publicized Summer musical events.
The quartet has been recording for the Mirare label since 2008 and has released 8 CDs, all awarded prizes and receiving international critical acclaim. The next release will be „Carnet de voyages”. The Modigliani Quartet has built true artistic friendships and are regularly play with other musicians such as Nicholas Angelich, Daniel Müller-Schott, Yefim Bronfman, Sabine Meyer, Beatrice Rana and Renaud Capuçon.
After fifteen years of building up their own sound and profile, the Modigliani Quartet is now happy to pass their experience to the next generation. In 2016 they created the Atelier within the Festival in Evian and will be holding a series of masterclasses at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris beginning in November 2017. Thanks to the generosity and support of private sponsors, the Modigliani quartet plays on four outstanding Italian instruments.
The Modigliani Quartet also thanks the SPEDIDAM for its help.