The Edding Quartet was formed in 2007 by four musicians bound by a common desire to explore the sublime classical and romantic repertoire for string quartet, with the cornerstone of their commitment lying in the interpretation of masterpieces of this epoch on period instruments. Coming from diverse musical worlds, the four members of the quartet complement one another in the fusion of their wealth of musical experience, understanding and skill. With such a rich palette at their disposal, the Edding Quartet has quickly become a reference in the classical domain, offering fine and intelligent readings of classical and romantic master works. Performing on period instruments, the most notable feature of which is the use of gut strings, the quartet has developed a warm and captivating sound, which has won over the public and the press alike. Their two recordings, Haydn: String Quartets Op.77 and Op.103, and Mozart: Quartet K.421 and the Clarinet Quintet, were released in 2009 and 2010 respectively by the boutique label Et'Cetera. Both have enjoyed high praise from critics worldwide. The Edding Quartet is currently preparing to record Beethoven's opus 18.
Since its inception, the Edding Quartet has performed in many European festivals including the Utrecht Early Music Festival, the Festivals of Saintes and Flanders, the Bach Academy of Bruges, the Accademia delle Crete Senesi in Tuscanny and the Klara Festival in Brussels. Always eager to expand their horizons, the members of Edding Quartet (Baptiste Lopez, violin; Caroline Bayet, violin; Deirdre Dowling, viola; Ageet Zweistra, cello) regularly convene in the chamber ensemble NorthernlighT, an exceptional group of musicians with whom they explore the repertoire for winds and strings of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. In this formation the quartet has collaborated with Nicola Boud, Julien Debordes, Nicolas Chedmail, Damien Guffroy, Alain Planes, Boyan Vodenitcharov, Elizabeth Gex and Piet Kuijken.