Quatuor Cobalt

The Quatuor Cobalt stands out for its eclectic, modern musical approach, enthusiastically exploring both early music on period instruments and contemporary creations. Founded in 2017, the quartet comprises Guillaume Villeneuve (violin), Diane Bayard (violin), Clément Bufferne (viola) and François Leclerc (cello).  Committed artists, the members of the quartet are dedicated to making music ever more accessible to a wide audience, defying stylistic and social barriers.

In Quebec, Quatuor Cobalt has played at festivals such as the Festival International de Lanaudière, the Festival International du Domaine Forget and the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, as well as major venues such as the Palais Montcalm in Quebec City and Place des Arts in Montreal. The ensemble collaborates extensively with leading Quebec artists such as Vincent Lauzer, Élisabeth Pion and Patrick Watson, revisiting their repertoire through arrangements combining textures and improvisations.

Committed to the dissemination of today’s repertoire, the ensemble gives pride of place to contemporary music with several collaborations and premieres by Quebec composers. The quartet notably commissioned and premiered François-Hugues Leclair’s Jardins de givre at the Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur in April 2022.