Filip Jeska • Roberto D'Auria, violin
Liza Soppi, viola
Francesca Fiore, cello
The Archos Quartet is a young, multinational string quartet founded in 2009 at the Musikhochschule Lübeck. After completing their studies in Stuttgart with Gerhard Schulz (Alban Berg Quartett), Peter Buck (Melos Quartet) and members of the Vogler Quartet, the members of the Archos Quartet are currently pursuing Meisterklassenexamen degrees at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Leipzig with Franck Reinecke.
In 2011 they were artists-in-residence at West Dean College of Arts and Conservation and during 2013–14 were awarded a Guildhall Artists Fellowship from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where they received training from Levon Chilingirian and members of the Belcea Quartet.
The quartet has also received coaching from many eminent musicians such as Eberhard Feltz, Shmuel Ashkenasi, Christiane Edinger, Sandro Meo, Paul Cortese, Bruno Giuranna, Eszter Haffner, Yair Kless, Milan Škampa, the Casals, Endellion, Fine Arts, Hagen, Takács, Chilingirian and Sirius Quartets, and members of Voces Intimae.
Professional engagements have included performing at the Barbican Centre, and at the Salzburg, Il Settecento Musicale a Lucca, Ferrara Musica and Lake District Summer Music festivals.
The quartet has received many scholarships from foundations such as the DAAD Stipendium, Péter Horváth-Stiftung, the Rotary Club, Live Music Now (founded by Yehudi Menuhin), DOMS-Stiftung, Basel and NEUSTART KULTUR.
The ensemble has been awarded prizes at the Val Tidone International Chamber Music Competition and the Luigi Boccherini International Competition in Lucca, where they also won the Adolfo Betti Prize for best string quartet.
In 2020 the quartet released the first volume of Sinigaglia’s complete works for string quartet (8.574183), and its recordings have been broadcast internationally by the BBC, ORF, NDR, Bayerische Rundfunk and Rai.
The quartet has recently worked with composer and jazz saxophonist Daniel Schnyder.