The Boston Cello Quartet was founded in January 2010 by four cellists of the Boston Symphony Orchestra: Blaise Dejardin, Adam Esbensen, Mihail Jojatu and Alexandre Lecarme.
With the wish to explore the limitless possibilities of the instrument they love, the cello, they perform a wide repertoire ranging from classical music to jazz, tango, contemporary works and even comic medleys. Cellist Blaise Dejardin is also expanding the repertoire by constantly writing new arrangements for the Boston Cello Quartet.
The members of the Boston Cello Quartet are originally from France, Romania and the United States, and met in 2008, when three of them joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
This is the first time in the history of the Boston Symphony Orchestra that such a cello ensemble is formed. The Boston Cello Quartet also rotates the role of leader for each piece, which is unique in the world of cello quartets. The group has enjoyed considerable success and their debut concert at Tanglewood in July 2010 was described by The Berkshire Eagle as "The best Prelude Concert at Ozawa Hall since the hall was built" (in 1994).
Captivating classical and rock audiences alike, the Boston Cello Quartet made its debut at the Koussevitzky Music Shed at Tanglewood in August 2011, opening the show for the Grammy Award-winning band “Train”.
They recently partnered with composer Olivier Deriviere to record the soundtrack of the videogame “Of Orcs and Men”, available Fall 2012 on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.
The Boston Cello Quartet’s first CD album, "Pictures", will be released on February 5th, 2013.