Camille Renault, cello

Founded in 2015 by musicians from the Conservatoires Supérieures in Paris, Lyon, and Brussels, the Lontano Quartet (formerly the Koltes Quartet) stands out for its predilection for the repertoire of modern music. The members of the Lontano Quartet benefited from the advice of Raphaël Merlin (Ebène Quartet) Marc and Guy Danel (Danel Quartet), Zoltán Toth (Ravel Quartet), Emmanuel Haratyk (Manfred Quartet), Jeanne-Marie Conquer (Intercontemporain Ensemble), Stěpán Ježek (Bennewitz Quartet) and Petr Holman (Zemlinsky Quartet).  

 

The Lontano Quartet has collaborated with artists such as violinist Alexis Galpérine, clarinetist Michel Portal, cellist Dominique de Williencourt, saxophonist Vincent Lê Quang, mezzo-soprano Amaya Dominguez and pianist Sébastien Vichard.

The Quartet is also distinguished by a desire for transmission to young audiences. He has been involved in various educational projects with the schools and colleges of Passy (around Shostakovich, Janáček, and Kurtág), with the pupils of the conservatory of the 16th arrondissement (around Brahms), and is hired this year at the CRD d'Argenteuil for a project around the modern repertoire (Janáček and Debussy).  

 

Regularly invited by the Dutilleux Foundation (Candes Saint-Martin), or the Young Talents Festival (Metz, Arsenal), the Quartet is supported by the Pierre Giannada Foundation (Martigny, Switzerland) and takes an active part in the Festival des Musicales d'Assy in Haute-Savoie, where he is in residence every summer.

Their first CD, released in July 2021, is hosted by the Gallo-Cascavelle label. 

Pauline Klaus and Florent Billy , violins 

Loic Abdelfettah , viola

Camille Renault , cello

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    Founded in 2015 by two friends in the corridors of the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris - then under the first name of "Koltès" - the Lontano Quartet has since forged solid links, united by a very particular attraction for the turmoils and clashes of the 20th century. 

    Their first album, recorded in the marvelous Notre Dame de Toute Grace church in the Plateau d'Assy (Haute-Savoie) and in the studios of Seine Musicale (Paris), testifies to this love for modernity - backed by the romantic Antonin Dvorak - which never ceases to amaze.

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