Wonhee Bae – Violin I
Yuna Ha – Violin II
Jiwon Kim – Viola
Yeeun Heo – Cello
Formed in 2016, Esmé Quartet is comprised of four Korean female musicians, violinist Wonhee Bae and Yuna Ha, violist Jiwon Kim, and cellist Ye-eun Heo. Winner of the first prize, the best Mozart Quartet Prize, the best Beethoven Quartet Prize, the Proquartet Prize and the Esterhazy Foundation Prize in the prestigious London Wigmore Hall String Quartet Competition of April, 2018 they made a sensational announcement of their presence on the international stage. Previously Esmé quartet was awarded 3rd prize at the Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition in 2017 and the Audience prize at the Irene-Steels Wilsing String Quartet Competition in January 2018.
Recent performances include appearances at the St. Martin in the fields London, the Arpmuseum in Remagen, Kunstmuseum Villa Zanders, and a broadcast recording hosted by NDR Radio Germany. Esmé has participated in Proquartet Academy and Jeunesses Musicales International Chamber Music Campus Weikersheim 2017 where they were awarded a special prize for a concert in Heidelberger Streichquartettfest 2019.
Upcoming performances and engagements include a concert in Flagey, Brussels as part of Musiq3 Festival 2018, a residency in the Aix-en-Provence Festival, a residency in the Montreal International String Quartet Academy, a residency in the Classic Esterhazy Eisenstadt, a concert at the Wigmore Hall 2019, a debut concert at the Lucerne Festival 2019 and performances in the Lübeck Brahms festival.
They have been inspired and guided in masterclasses with artists such as Günter Pichler, Jonathan Brown (Cuarteto Casals), and Eberhard Feltz. Esmé is currently studying for a Master of Chamber Music at the Musikhochschule Lübeck under the tutelage of Heime Müller.