Alain Fourchotte

Cordes tressées (Woven strings)

« This album “weaves” together several works for strings, all of them holding a significance for my evolution throughout the 2000s: an increasingly asserted tendency towards lyricism, contrasted by the liveliest passages, but always on a quest for expressiveness in musical discourse. »
Alain Fourchotte.


  • Adagio et poi… pour violon, alto et violoncelle
  • Espoirs pour violon et piano
  • Quatuor à cordes n°3
  • Freundlich Trio pour violon, violoncelle et piano


Saskia Lethiec, violin
Pierre-Olivier Queyras, violin
Vinciane Béranger, alto
David Louwerse, cello
Jérôme Granjon, piano

Direction artistique Philippe Malidin

Alain Fourchotte - Cordes tressées


Le Monde

Championed by prestigious performers, the four works in this program covering over a decade (2000-2011) reflect a type of lyrical abstraction that combines compositional rigor with gestural fantasy.

Pierre Gervasoni

(4 diapasons)

Well-matched, the five musicians belong to the race of performers who give it their all… and even more.

Gérard Condé

We are told three stories about friendship, woven together like strings, three facets of the one sentiment conveyed by exacting, committed and poetic performers.

Bertrand Ferrier