Violist Mathieu Herzog to Leave French-Based Quatuor Ébène String Quartet

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Quatuor Ebene String Quartet Mathieu Herzog leaving

The French string quartet Quatuor Ébène has today announced violist Mathieu Herzog is set to leave the ensemble after 15 seasons – to devote himself to conducting.

“Today, Mathieu has made the decision to set sail for new musical horizons and to devote himself principally to conducting,” the ensemble has said in a joint-statement.

“His departure will take place over a significant transitional period, during which time we will continue to work together both on stage and in the recording studio,” the group has said.

The Boulogne-Billancourt-based ensemble, founded in 1999, first came to international attention in 2004 – after receiving 1st prize in the string quartet category of the ARD International Music Competition.

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