The members of the Parisii Quartet met as students at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, where the quartet was formed in 1984. Their success started in 1986, when they won the first prize at the Radio Canada Competition in Banff. In 1987 they won the top prizes at both the Evian and Munich Chamber Music Competitions. The Parisii Quartet now performs regularly throughout Europe and America and has also toured in the Far East. The repertoire of the quartet encompasses all the major classical and romantic works for string quartet. The quartet has released many recordings including the Debussy and Ravel String Quartets, Franck and Fauré String Quartets and the complete works for string quartet by Webern. The members of the quartet are Arnaud Vallin, first violin, Jean-Michel Berette, second violin, Dominique Lobet, viola, and Jean-Philippe Martignioni, cello.
The Parisii Quartet with David Lampel, standing centre (Cyril Dohar)