FRANCK CHEVALIER

Rendezvous: Final Concert: String Quartets and Computer-Music Desginer Workshops, June 29

Franck Chevalier © Molina Visuals

Franck Chevalier © Molina Visuals

In 1993, Franck Chevalier began his studies at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris taking classes in viola with Jean Sulem and chamber music. He took part in a number of master classes with instructors including Rainer Moog and Bruno Giurrana. In 1997, he joined the Orchestre national de France, where he remained for 10 years, touring and performing under the baton of great conductors (Muti, Ozawa, Haitink, etc.). He also performed as a soloist with several groups such as the Wellington Orchestra and the Cervo festival orchestra. Alongside other laureats from the Paris and Lyon conservatories, Frank Chevalier founded the Quatuor Diotima in 1996. The following year, the quartet perfected their art at the Conservatoire de Paris and took part in ProQuartet’s training program where he worked with the top quartet performers (notabley Walter Levin and the members of the Alban Berg Quartet). Today, Franck Chevalier has dedicated himself entirely to Quatuor Diotima and performing with them in today’s leading concert halls, ensuring the premiers of important scores (Alberto Posadas, Brian Ferneyhough, Pierre Boulez, etc.), and recording numerous critically acclaimed albums. Frank Chevalier teaches many master classes on quartets around the world at locations including Rice University in Houston, University of Taiwan, University of York, academies in Royaumont, Noirlac and Chaise-Dieu.