August 05, 2023
Jodie Devos, Adam Laloum, Quatuor Voce
Poetics of the Instant
Recently awarded a Diapason d'or, this subtle program of French music takes us into poetry. Faced with today's harshness, these few moments will be a precious balm.

*This evening is placed under the exclusive sponsorship of Aline Foriel-Destezet.
Debussy Proses Lyriques
Quatuor Voce / Jodie Devos
Ravel Quatuor à cordes
Quatuor Voce


Fauré Nocturne n° 7 en Do dièse mineur op. 74
Adam Laloum
Fauré Quintette avec piano no.1
Quatuor Voce / Adam Laloum
Chausson Chanson perpétuelle
Quatuor Voce / Jodie Devos / Adam Laloum


Category 1 - 80€
Category 2 - 60€
Category 3 - 40€
Reduced rate (cat. 2 et 3) - 30€
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Jodie Devos

After studying at the Institut de musique et de pédagogie de Namur, Jodie Devos won, in 2014, the Second Prize and the Audience Prize by the prestigious Queen Elisabeth Competition of Belgium.

Jodie Devos already performed under the direction of conductors such as Mikko Franck, Leonardo Garcia Alarcon, Philippe Jordan, Louis Langrée, Marc Minkowski, Christophe Rousset... and in productions by Romeo Castellucci, Denis Podalydès, John Turturro and Robert Wilson.

Among the outstanding productions of her young career, Die Zauberflöte at La Monnaie and at Opéra National de Paris, Les Contes d'Hoffmann and Les Indes galantes at the Opéra National de Paris, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Le Comte Ory, Le Nozze di Figaro and La Fille du régiment at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège, Dialogues des Carmélites in Toulouse, Guillaume Tell at the Chorégies d'Orange and Die Entführung aus dem Serail in Monte Carlo.

Recently, she was Gabrielle (La Vie Parisienne) and Adina (L'Elisir d'amore) at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Gilda (Rigoletto), Philine (Mignon) and Lakmé (Lakmé) at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège, Ophélie (Hamlet) in Liège and at the Festival de Radio France in Montpellier, Julie Follavoine (On Purge Bébé !) in La Monnaie, Lucie in Lucie de Lammermoor in Tours.

Among her recent and future projects: On purge bébé ! by Philippe Boesmans in Lyon, Un Ballo in maschera in Barcelona, Lucie de Lammermoor at the Opéra de Québec, Fantasio at the Opéra Comique, Dialogues des Carmélites and L’Olimpiade at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, L’Enfant et les sortilèges in Monte Carlo and, in concert, Mahler Symphony No. 4 with the Orchestre national de Lille, Carmina Burana with the Münchner Philhamoniker, Hamlet (Ophélie) in Cincinnati…

Jodie Devos records exclusively for the Alpha Classics label.

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Adam Laloum

Adam Laloum received an international recognition by winning 1st Prize at the prestigious Clara Haskil Piano Competition. In 2017, he won the Victoires de la Musique in the category “Instrumentalist of the Year”.

Adam has the opportunity to perform in concerto with some prestigious orchestras and conductors such as the Mariinsky Orchestra/Valery Gergiev, the Orchestre de Paris/Cornelius Meister, the Deutsches Sinfonieorchester Berlin/Nicholas Collon at the
Berlin Philharmonie, the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne/Joshua Weilerstein at the Festival de Saint-Denis, the Orchestre National de Belgique/Hugh Wolf, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France/Sir Roger Norrington, the Orchestre
Philharmonique de Monte Carlo/Alain Altinoglu, the Orchestre National de Lyon/Gabor Takacs-Nagy, the Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège/John Neschling, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande/Jonathan Nott, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg/Jesus Lopez-Cobos, the Luzerner Sinfonieorchester/James Gaffigan, the Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse/Joseph
Swensen, the KBS Symphony Orchestra/Yoël Levy, the Orchestre National de Bordeaux/Jaime Martin, the WDR Orchestra of Stuttgart, etc.

Adam Laloum is the guest of the Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Wigmore Hall, Herkulessaal de Munich, Tonhalle Zürich, Auditorium du Louvre, Piano à Lyon, Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux, Grand Théâtre d’Avignon, Société Chopin de Bern, Palais des Beaux-arts de Bruxelles, Bilbao, Japon. He performs at the Klavier-Festival-Ruhr, Verbier Festival, Lucerne Festival, Festival de la Roque d’Anthéron, SWR Schwetzinger Festspiele, Schubertiade Hohenems, Folles Journées de Nantes, Festival de Colmar, Menton Festival, Festival du Périgord Noir, Festival Piano aux Jacobins, Lille Piano Festival, Festival de Pâques de Deauville, Zermatt Festival, Bad Kissingen Festival, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival, etc...

After a first album with Brahms works (Mirare), Adam Laloum recorded another one dedicated to Schumann: Humoresque op.20 and the Sonata n°1, op.11. This recording has received the « Diapason d’or of the year 2014 », the « Grand Prix de l’Académie Charles Cros », « ffff » of Télérama and 5 stars by Fono Forum in Germany. Adam Laloum then released a CD devoted to Schumann/Schubert (Mirare), and the Two Brahms piano Concertos with the Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin under Kazuki
Yamada (Sony Music Worldwide, 2018). His last recording, released in 2021 for the label Harmonia Mundi and dedicated to Brahms Sonata Op. 5 & 7 Fantasien, Op. 116, has been acclaimed by critics.

A very fine and passionate chamber music partner Adam Laloum founded a piano trio – Trio les Esprits - with the cellist Victor Julien-Laferrière and the violinist Mi-sa Yang. Their last recording (Sony Music Worldwide) has received The Strad « Recommends ». His chamber music recording (Brahms both clarinet Sonatas and Trio with clarinet) with clarinettist Raphaël Sévère and cellist Victor
Julien-Laferrière also received a Diapason d’or and ffff in Télérama. With the violist Lise Berthaud, he released an album devoted to Schumann, Schubert and Brahms, which received a Diapason d’or.

He is the artistic director of the festival “Les Pages Musicales de Lagrasse” since 2015, a festival dedicated to the chamber music

Adam Laloum starts the piano at the age of 10 and makes his musical studies at the Toulouse Conservatory, before starting at the
Paris National Conservatoire in 2002 in the class of Michel Béroff. During his scholarship, Adam met and attended master classes of
such personalities as Dmitri Bashkirov or Paul Badura-Skoda. He received his Diploma in June 2006 and continued at the Lyon CNSM
in Géry Moutier’s class. He then joined the class of Evgeni Koroliov in Hamburg who is himself 1st Prize Clara Haskil 1977.

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Quatuor Voce

In the last 18 years, the Quatuor Voce has established itself as one of the most eclectic and adventurous string quartets on the classical music scene. Laureates of numerous international competitions and passionate about defending the great string quartet repertoire, alone or alongside such exceptional musicians as Yuri Bashmet or Gary Hoffman, their concerts take them all over the world, from Helsinki to Cairo, from Tokyo to Bogota. In 2021 the quartet was named « Quartet in Residence » at the Haute École de Musique in Geneva, succeeding the legendary Hungarian violinist and founder of the Tacaks Quartet, Gabóor Takács-Nagy.

The past seasons have seen the Voce travelling the globe with tours of Japan, Haïti, Australia and the United States and South America, (in such halls as the Oji Hall in Tokyo, the Teatro Colon in Bogota, the Frick Collection in New York) as well as numerous concerts in Europe, including Denmark, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Ireland and the United Kingdom - notably the Wigmore Hall - and not forgetting many performances in the great French concert halls (Philharmonie de Paris, Opera de Nantes, TAP de Poitiers…). The Voce have been welcomed to such notable international halls as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Konzerthaus in Vienna, the Philharmonie in Luxembourg, the BOZAR in Brussels …

The quartet’s recordings of Schubert, Beethoven, Mozart, Brahms, Bartok, Janaeck and Schulhoff have all met with high critical acclaim from the international press, such as The Strad, Télérama (FFFF), Suddeutsch Zeitung, Diapason (5 Diapasons) and the Guardian. Their close relationship with the record label Alpha Classics has already given rise to six recordings for both string quartet and in collaboration with renowned artists such as Juliette Hurel, Lise Berthaud, Vincent Segal and Kinan Azmeh. In 2018 they appeared on the label Aparté on the album « Ballad in Red » with Emmanuel Ceysson, harp solo at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, and in 2019 their interpretation of Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet with French clarinetist Florent Héau was be released on the label Klarthe.

To celebrate 15 years of existence, in 2019 the Voce recorded both Mozart and Schubert’s 15th string quartets, an album which received high critical acclaim.

The first volume of their newest album, « Poétiques de l’instant » a two-fold project centered around Debussy and Ravel’s string quartets and including new works by Yves Balmer and Bruno Mantovani was released in April 2022 and crowned with Diapason’s Diapason d’Or and a Diamond from Opéra Magazine. The second volume will be released in June 2023.

Having studied with the Quatuor Ysaye, Günter Pichler (charismatic first violinist of the Alban Berg Quartett), and Eberhard Feltz, the Voce have a strong desire to transmit their experience and passion for chamber music to the younger generation. Since 2010 they have taught in several Paris conservatoires for ProQuartet, and in 2017, with the support of the city of Vendôme and of Monceau Assurances, they created « Quatuor à Vendôme », their own festival-academy dedicated to studying and performing chamber music. More recently they created a second chamber music academy and festival in the remote region of the Ardèche, the Rendez-vous des Princes, which will see it’s third edition in 2023.

Open to the world which surrounds them, they regularly create and commission music by composers of the day, for example Bruno Mantovani, Graziane Finzi, Alexandros Markeas…

Convinced of the relevance of the string quartet formation in our modern society and passionate about sharing their music with a wide audience, the innate curiosity of the Quatuor Voce has brought its members to experiment with many diverse art forms. They frequently give their voice to silent movies, and have shared their universe with such diverse personalities as the « mutant » cellist Vincent Segal, singers Kyrie Kristmanson and Aynur, choreographers Thomas Lebrun and the brothers Ben Aïm, and the accordionist Vincent Peirani.
After many encounters with some of the world’s finest world music and jazz musicians, in 2017 the Voce imagined « Itinéraire », a journey through sixteen strings from Brazil to Indonesia, passing through Iran, Cuba and Egypte. A new repertoire situated at the frontier between written and improvised music, freely inspired by the example set by Béla Bartok and created in collaboration with five composers from multiple horizons, the album « Itinéraire » was released in the autumn of 2018 on Alpha Classics.

Their most recent project, Figures Argentines explores different Argentinian musical folklore through the music of Ginastera, Piazzolla and works commissioned from young Argentinian composers Fernando Fiszbein and Gabriel Sivak. Their principal travel companion for this new musical journey is the grand Argentinian guitarist Pablo Marquez, with whom they will be in residence at the Abbaye de Royaumont and on tour in Argentina in the springtime of 2023.

The Quatuor Voce would like to particularly thank Monceau Assurances, the DRAC Pays de la Loire, SPEDIDAM, the Centre National de la Musique, ADAMI and ProQuartet CEMC for their continued support.