Created in 1996 by graduates of the Paris National Conservatory of Music, the group regularly performs on the world's most prestigious concert stages and cycles. He has worked with some of the most brilliant composers of today, in particular with P. Boulez and H. Lachenmann. Since 2008 he has maintained a privileged relationship with the Center-Vall del Loire region, where the quartet resides, a relationship that translates into an important laboratory for artistic and pedagogical projects.
In 2018 he was awarded the European Cultural Heritage Prize by the French Ministry of Culture. His rich discography, recorded exclusively with the Naïve label, has been acclaimed and awarded by the international music press. The quartet is supported by the DRAC of the Center – Loire Valley region, SACEM, Institut Français, Spedidam, Fonds pour la Création musicale, Adami and private sponsors.