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The Quatuor Pierre Louis instruments are back, accompanied by the KLAN Quartet, offering a wonderful evening with Vivaldi's enchanting music. Join us at the Museum of La Neuveville for an unforgettable experience of artistry and history combined. Secure your seat now for this mesmerizing event!

De l'arbre au quatuor

Ever since the release of the captivating film "Le songe du luthier" ("The Luthier's Dream"), instruments crafted from a specific tree's wood have embarked on an extraordinary musical journey. Passed from one quartet to another, they have been embraced by the Casals Quartet, Sion Quartet, Ernest Quartet, Solem Quartet, and now, the Adastra Quartet.

Thanks to the dedicated efforts of 'Les amis du Quatuor,' more than 20 concerts have taken place throughout Switzerland, celebrating the unparalleled harmony of these instruments. This year, a prestigious invitation led them to the Musée de la lutherie de Mirecourt in France.

Though the pandemic posed challenges in the last three years, Pierre and his musician friends couldn't be happier to reunite with the instruments, breathing life into their magical soundscapes once again.

A profound sentiment echoes through each quartet's experience—the remarkable homogeneity of sound from four instruments hewn from the same tree. This enchanting balance and unity create an exceptional musical fusion, enriching the world with the symphonic essence of the nature's finest craftsmanship.

07.10 | 6.30 p.m.
La NEUVEVILLE | Museum of Art and History

6.30 p.m. - Welcome drink & video instalation
7.00 p.m. - Concert-Performance

KLAN - String Quartet


In collaboration with GRAND CHASSERAL TOURISME
A guided tour of La Neuveville is organized prior to the event. Registration required >>>
Quentin Leutenegger Quentin Leutenegger
Quentin Leutenegger

For two years, Quentin Leutenegger followed the pre-professional education in dramatic art at the Conservatoire de Genève, then joined the Ecole des Teintureries in September 2011, from which he graduated in June 2014. He has appeared in "Corinna Bille et Maurice Chappaz racontent..." directed by Isabelle Valon, "Les de bonne foi acteurs", directed by compagnie Pasquier-Rossier and "Les sirènes", directed by Nadège Guenot, "Voyage, voyage", directed by Adrien Gygax, alongside actor Michel Voïta, in "L'histoire du soldat", directed by Benjamin Knobil or in Les clochards célestes, directed by Benjamin Knobil. He also directed Rodrigo García's "L'histoire de Ronald, le clown de McDonald's" and Anton Chekhov's "Les méfaits du tabac" (....), as part of the Aurillac Street Arts Festival (France).

Alongside his acting and directing activities, he has also completed a CAS in theatrical animation and mediation at La Manufacture.

Kateryna Timokhina Kateryna Timokhina
Kateryna Timokhina

Kateryna Timokhina is a Swiss-Ukrainian violinist who has already made a name for herself as a highly sought-after chamber musician and soloist. With her commanding stage presence, virtuosity, and a warm and powerful sound, she captivates audiences both in Switzerland and abroad.

Already at the age of 12, she made her debut as a soloist with the Kiev-Camerata State Orchestra and has performed as a soloist with orchestras or as a chamber musician in various ensembles in Ukraine, Switzerland, Germany, France, Austria, Italy, Sweden, Finnland, Hungary, Bulgaria, and Israel. She pursued her solo studies at the Zurich University of the Arts and the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz.

She has participated in numerous international masterclasses and has won numerous competitions, scholarships, and awards. For example, in 2010, she won the "Nicati de Luze" competition in Lausanne, in 2011, a scholarship from the Pierino Ambrosoli Foundation and the "Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now" foundation, and in 2019 a "Förderpreis" from the Marianne and Curt Dienemann Foundation in Lucerne.

After completing her studies at the Zurich University of the Arts, Kateryna became a member of the Southwest German Philharmonic Orchestra in Constance (DE). After three years as an orchestral musician, she returned to Switzerland and devoted herself more to her chamber music and teaching activities.

In 2016, she released her first CD titled "Inspired", which showcases the highlights of her years of study, and in 2018, she published a CD in collaboration with pianist Anna Artemenko and Swiss Germanist Patrick Weber, titled "Princess Alronk and the Magic Crystal" by S. T. Goodman.

Since 2015 she has been regularly performing concerts as a member of the KLAN String Quartet.

Lilia Leutenegger Lilia Leutenegger
Lilia Leutenegger

was born in Russia in 1985. She started to play the violin at 5 years old. In 1999, she entered the Moscow Central Music School. In 2003, Lilia continued her musical education at the Moscow State Conservatory where she was awarded a Master's degree. In 2008, Lilia moved to Tampere, Finland to study at the Turun Amattikorkeakoulu (Turku University of Applied Sciences) with Alexander Vinnitsky.

Since 2009, Lilia has been in Switzerland. She studied at the Haute Ecole de Musique de Genève with Professor Sergey Ostrovsky and in 2011, entered HEMU in Lausanne with Prof. Gyula Stuller and later with Pierre Amoyal. During the 2014/2015 academic year Lilia has been studying with Madame Barbara Doll at the Hochshule der Künste Bern.

Now Lilia Leutenegger lives in Geneva. She currently works at the Sinfonie Orchester Biel Solothurn and she performs as soloist with the Chamber Orchestra GAIA based in Rotkreuz where she also holds the concertmaster position.

Tobias Noss Tobias Noss
Tobias Noss

Born in 1974 in Stuttgart, Germany, Tobias Noss commenced violin studies at the age of 8, and at 11 studied in the class of Susanne Lautenbacher at the Hochschule für Musik in Stuttgart from 1990 until 1994. After further studies with Gerhard Voss (of the Melos-Quartett) and Christian Altenburger at the Hochschule für Musik in Hannover, he became the student of the legendary Hungarian violinist Tibor Varga at the Conservatoire Supérieur et Académie de Musique Tibor Varga in Sion, Switzerland. At the same conservatory, he also studied chamber music with Gábor Takács-Nagy. Changing from the violin to viola, he became a student and assistant of Prof. Nobuko Imai. Tobias Noss graduated with a Diplôme de Soliste for viola performance in 2007.

He has been a member of the Orchestre du Festival Tibor Varga, Orchestre du Septembre Musicale Montreux-Vevey, among others. Tobias Noss is currently Principal Violist of the Sinfonietta de Lausanne, as well as being a member of the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra. He also plays regularly in the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne and as a guest player in the Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera/ Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.

A keen chamber musician, Tobias Noss regularly performs with renowned musicians such as Nobuko Imai, Gabriela Montero, the Quatuor Ebène, Mirijam Contzen, Latica Honda-Rosenberg and Francesco de Angelis.

Romana Bleischwitz Romana Bleischwitz
Romana Bleischwitz

A Swiss-German cellist, Romana Bleischwitz was born in Zurich and received her first cello lesson at the age of eight. Her extraordinary receptiveness and the natural relation to the cello had been early noticed by her first teachers Kurt Hess and Nancy Chumachenco. Romana has studied at Zurich University of the Arts and at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, learning from Susanne Basler, Thomas Grossenbacher and Richard Lester. She holds a Master’s degree in Music Pedagogy as well as Music Performance. As a passionate and experienced chamber musician Romana gave her debut at the Barbican Hall in London in January 2014 performing a sextet by contemporary British composer Sir Peter Maxwell Davies. In 2015 Romana was selected for the Chamber Orchestra of Europe's academy scheme and joined the orchestra on tour to the International Lucerne Festival. Further valuable orchestral experience she gained through her membership at the CIVIC Orchestra of Chicago and the CIVIC Engagement Ensemble. Currently Romana is based in Zurich and enjoys a varied career as a performer, pedagogue and cultural manager. She teaches cello at two federal music schools in Switzerland and works for the Swiss Animato Foundation who supports young emerging professional musicians.