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The Esprit Quartett is a classical but modern, professional string ensemble based in Zurich. The quartet offers an extensive repertoire that is perfect for both formal and informal concerts or events.
The musical direction of our quartet ranges through classical, jazz and pop music and is sure to enhance any celebration.
Our performance will lend something unique to your special wedding day. The quartet is also wonderfully suited for corporate events, christmas parties, christenings or birthday celebrations. Members of the Esprit Quartet can perform as a trio or duo, when appropriate. We look forward to hearing from you!
Please enjoy the various audio samples from our repertoire…
bach arioso (esprit duo)
beethoven ode to joy
brahms hungarian dance nr.5
chopin nocturne in e flat major
délibes flower duet from «lakme»
händel largo from «xerxes»
händel arrival of the queen of sheba
mascagni intermezzo from «cavalleria rusticana»
massenet méditation from «thaïs»
mendelssohn wedding march (esprit duo)
mendelssohn wedding march
mozart ave verum
newton amazing grace
pachelbel canon in d (esprit duo)
pachelbel canon in d
schumann träumerei from «kinderszenen»
vivaldi winter (esprit duo)
wagner wedding march
schubert ave maria
puccini o mio babbino caro
ellington it don’t mean a thing
howard fly me to the moon
jobim the girl from ipanema
shearing lullaby of birdland
arlen somewhere over the rainbow (esprit duo)
beatles hey jude
beatles when i’m sixty four
beatles hard days night
cohen hallelujah (with voice)
coldplay a sky full of stars
coldplay viva la vida
dylan make you feel my love
groben you raise me up (with voice)
keys empire state of mind
king stand by me
mars marry you (esprit duo)
mraz i’m yours (esprit duo)
peretti can’t help falling in love
perri a thousand years
perri a thousand years (with voice)
scott you are the reason (with voice)
sheeran perfect (with voice)
sheeran shape of you
verve bittersweet symphony
yiruma river flows in you
Por Una Cabeza
Melodia de Arrabel
Fine classical music for your event
Our extensive repertoire encompasses the masterpieces of classical and romantic chamber music as well as the music of today. Our innovative programs cast new light on the classics, illuminating affinities between the classic and the contemporary.
Book fine classical music for your wedding
On your special day, the Esprit Quartett is dedicated to fulfilling your musical wishes. Whether in the church or at a civil ceremony, our music will make your wedding truly unforgettable. After consultation with you, we will choose the perfect music to ensure that your ceremony or after party is a success. You can browse our audio samples to search for the music that appeals to you or talk to us to make a special request.
Evelyne Schärer, Wedding planner, Your Perfect Day
The perfect music for your corporate event
The Esprit Quartett will bring beautiful melodies to your christmas party, gala dinner, reception or presentation. Whatever the purpose of your event, we can find the right musical program to provide your occasion with additional festive sparkle. We offer a wide range of musical styles from classical, tango, jazz or pop. So get in touch with us. We would be delighted to help you in planning your event.
Clients who have already appreciated our music
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The Esprit Quartett provides private concerts or a suitable musical setting for all festive occasions. Whether a concert of multiple works or performance of a single masterpiece, we can work with you to compile a concert that is perfectly tailored to your musical taste. We perform together effectively as a quartet, trio or duo. Please get in touch with us for an obligation free quote or just listen to our audio samples for inspiration.
First Violin / Rachel Stukalenko
Second Violin / Rustem Monasypov
Viola / Mihai Cocea
Cello / Chloë Kascha
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Chloë Kascha is the founder and cellist of the Esprit Quartett. In Switzerland she has performed with the Capriccio Barockorchestra, Camerata Zürich, Kammerphilharmonie Graubünden and the Zuger Sinfonietta.
Chloë grew up in a musical family in Sydney, and went on to study with Bernard Greenhouse in Boston and Uzi Wiesel at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
After graduating she moved to Berlin to work as a freelance musician. There she performed with various ensembles including the Berliner Kammerphilharmonie, the Berliner Kammerorchester, the Babelsberg Filmorchester and the Leipzig Kammerorchester.
Since 2010 she performs as cello soloist at the Schaubühne Theater Berlin in the play “Fräulein Julie”. The award-winning production has been staged worldwide at numerous theater festivals. Furthermore Chloë accompanied Udo Jürgens in 2014 in his “Mitten im Leben Tour” with the Pepe Lienhard Orchestra. Currently Chloë lives and performs in Zürich and in Berlin.
Mihai Cocea is the principal Violist of the Brussels Philharmonic. In Zürich Mihai recently completed his degree at the Zurich University of the Arts as a student of professor Lawrence Power. He is a third prize winner of the “Watson Forbes” International Viola Competition 2009, finalist in the Yuri Bashmet Viola Competition 2013 in Moscow and a semi-finalist of the 2011 Windsor Festival String Competition.
Mihai has been a winner of national and international awards including the Grand Prize and Best Performance of a Contemporary Work at Icon Arts in Breaza in 2005, Second Prize at the Delius Competition, London and in 2013 he was awarded the Yuri Bashmet Special Prize at the Tertis Viola Competition in Isle of Man.
Mihai has participated in international festivals such as: Melting Potes Musik, Nimes, France, Sampling Bukarest, Vienna, Austria, Intercultural Exchange, Beijing, China, Sermoneta, Italy, SONORO-International Chamber Music Festival. He has performed as a soloist with international orchestras such as: Nova Russia, St. Andrews Youth Orchestra, Bristol Metropolitan Orchestra, Moscow Soloists and many more.
Rustem Monasypov, was born in Kazan,Russia into a musical family. At five years of age he began his violin studies. From 2008 until 2013 Rustem studied at Moscow P. I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory in the violin class of Prof. Vladimir Ivanov. During this time he participated in several competitions, festivals and concert programs such as the International Violin Competition Canetti, The Y. Yankelevich Fondation concert program, the laureate of International Festival of the Performing Arts «Bakhoriston», and the International Chamber Music Festival «Musica Mundi».
In 2013 Rustem moved to Switzerland to continue his education at the Zurich University of the Arts. In Switzerland he has participated in several competitions and festivals such as the Marguerite Meister Scholarship Award, the RAHN Music Competition, 2nd prize, the Kiwanis Competition, 1st prize, the Duttweiler-Hug Competition, 1st prize, Staefa Jazz Days and the Swiss Chamber Academy. Rustem is the concertmaster of the Giraud Ensemble Zurich as well as performs regularly with the Orchestra Musikkollegium Winterthur, Zurich Chamber Orchestra, Sinfonietta Zurich, Ensemble Cinéphonique and the Authentic Light Orchestra.
Rachel Stukalenko is the first violinist of the Esprit Quartett. She performs regularly with the Zürcher Kammerorchester – ZKO, Festival Strings Lucerne, the Argovia Philharmonic and the Luzerner Sinfonieorchester.
Born in Marseille, Rachel obtained her Diplôme d’Etudes Musicales from the Conservatoire Regional de Musique in Lyon, under Francis Duroy and Francois Payet-Labonne. She went on to hone her skills with Roland Daugareil before attending the Royal College of Music in London, where she earned a Master of Music in Advanced Performance under the guidance of Yuri Zhislin.
Rachel completed her musical training with Raphaël Oleg, earning a Master of Arts with Distinction in Specialized Music Performance from the Musikhochschule in Basel in 2012.
Parallel to her studies, Rachel was invited to play with the National Youth Orchestra of the Netherlands, Lorin Maazel’s Castleton Festival in Washington and the Lucerne Festival Academy.
She also gained valuable orchestral experience playing with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and London Symphony Orchestra, under such distinguished conductors as Bernard Haitink and Esa-Pekka Salonen.
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