Quatuor Hêlios
Percussion Ensemble
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Isabelle Berteletti, Jean-Christophe Feldhandler, Florent Haladjian and Lê Quan Ninh met together in 1980. In 1986 they form Quatuor Hêlios to perform the first pieces for percussion by John Cage. The group recorded a first CD devoted to these pieces in 1989 (John Cage - Works for Percussion -Wergo WER-6203-2/Harmonia Mundi)

In the same year, Quatuor Hêlios won a prize for its interpretation of these pieces during a competition organised by FNACEM.

In 1996, the group is in residence in the area of Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy (F). During this residence called Périhélie and organised by the Centre Culturel André Malraux they performed numerous concerts, premiered several new pieces as well as giving different workshops.

Since its creation, Quatuor Hêlios works with composers to develop different languages of contemporary percussion, mixing often "classical" instruments, new technology and musical acting

Among the concerts they gave :

  • Théâtre de La Bastille (Paris, 1988)
  • Festival "Musique Action" (Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy, 1989, 1991, 1994,1996 , 2000, 2002)
  • Festival "Banlieues Bleues" (1990, 1994)
  • Festival "Nouvelles Scènes" (Dijon, 1990, 1993)
  • Théâtre Garonne (Toulouse, 1991)
  • Festival "Musica" (Strasbourg, 1992,1994 )
  • Festival "Dresdner Zentrum fur Zeitgenossische Musik" (Dresden, 1992)
  • Phoenix (Leicester,1992 )
  • Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (Huddersfield,1992 )
  • Centre G. Pompidou-"Polyphonix-Hommage à John Cage" (Paris, 1992)
  • CapcMusée (Bordeaux, 1993)
  • Festival Ars Musica (Bruxelles, 1995)
  • Festival Musiques d'Aujourd'hui (Marseille, 1995)
  • La Filature (Mulhouse, 1996)
  • Résidence Périhélie (Vandoeuvre-Lès-Nancy, Metz, Bar-le-Duc, 1996)
  • Festival Sons d'Hiver (Orly, 1997)
  • UCSD/CRCA (University of California, San Diego/Center for Research in Computing and the Arts) (San Diego, 1997)
  • Electronic Arts Festival (Western Front - Vancouver-16 mai1997)
  • Music Gallery (Toronto - 20 mai 1997)
  • Université d'Ottawa (Ottawa - 22 mai 1997)
  • Festival Les 38èmes Rugissants (Grenoble, 1997)
  • Festival Sons d'Hiver (Champigny, 1998)
  • Festival Fin de Siècle (Nantes, 1998/1999)
  • Festival Rebonds (Albi,1999 )
  • Festival Les Musiques (Marseille,1999 )
  • Festival Résonances (Saint Nazaire, 1999)
  • Résidence à Saint Nazaire et Nantes, 2001)
  • Festival Résonances (Saint Nazaire-Nantes, 2001 ,2002)
  • Festival Musiques Libres (Besançon, 2004)
  • Festival Why Note (Dijon, 2004)
  • Festival Musica (Strasbourg, 2004)
  • Festival Why Note (Dijon, 2006)
  • Scène Nationale de Mâcon (Mâcon, 2006)