Meet Quatuor Arod


Quatuor Arod made their US debut during the 2018-2019 Season, playing at Carnegie Hall in April.

Born in Bordeaux in 1992 into a family of artists, Jordan Victoria began playing the violin at the age of four at the Conservatoire National de Région where he participated in masterclasses and internships, notably with Maxim Vengerov, Krzysztof Wegrzyn and Boris Garlitsky.

At the age of 7, Jordan Victoria played his first concerto with orchestra and presented himself at various international competitions where he was regularly rewarded. He attended the National Conservatory of Paris at the age of 16 in the class of Boris Garlitsky and Igor Voloshin where he obtained his master's degree.

Passionate about chamber music, it was in 2013 that Jordan founded the Arod Quartet.

Alexandre Vu began playing the violin at the age of 10 in Vietnam. He arrived in France in 2005, where he continued his studies in the class of Maryvone Le Dizès. After obtaining first prize in Christophe Poiget's class at the CRR in Boulogne-Billancourt, he was admitted to the National Conservatory of Music of Paris where he graduated in May 2014.

Alexandre started out in the orchestra. He played first with the French Youth Orchestra then the Academies of the Philarmonic Orchestra of Radio France and the Paris Orchestra, which allowed him to play under the direction of great conductors. He regularly collaborates with the orchestras Lamoureux, Pasdeloup and has been part of the ensemble Furians since 2011.

In January 2014, he joined the Arod Quartet.

Tanguy Parisot started playing the viola at the age of 6 in Brest. He continued his apprenticeship with Françoise Gnéri at the CRR Rueil-Malmaison. He entered the Paris Conservatory in 2010, where he graduated in June 2015. He then studied with Miguel Da Silva at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Belgium.

Very involved in chamber music, he is the founder of two piano quartets, the Hestia Quartet and the Abegg Quartet. He was also a member of the Akos String Quartet, which won the third prize at the 13th Mozarteum International Competition. Since the 2015-2016 season, he participated in the Center of Paris Chamber Music led by Jerome Pernoo.

He plays regularly in Belgium, particularly in Flagey and the Royal Palace, as part of the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel. In France, he participated in festivals such as "Ravel Days", "Pianissimes" and "Musicancy". He created in August 2016 the "Festival of classical music of the country of Morlaix" in Finistere, sponsored by Yovan Markovitch.  

He joined the Arod quartet in March 2018

At the age of 10, Samy Rachid studied cello with Elza Suchanek and then with François Poly at Cergy, before joining the Marseille Conservatory. He received a First Prize in chamber music and a First Prize with the congratulations of the cello jury and the first Grand Prix of the city of Marseille. He joined the Unanimity National Conservatory Superior of Music of Paris, which allowed him to take advantage of the advice of musicians such as Itamar Golan and Francois Salque.

Passionate about the orchestra, he was solo cello with the French Youth Orchestra and the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra (in collaboration with the London Symphony Orchestra). In 2013 he became solo cello at the prestigious Schleswig Holstein Musik Festival Orchestra (Germany). Samy Rachid is regularly invited to perform with the Orchester Philharmonique de l'Opéra de Marseille.

Samy Rachid has been a member of the Arod Quartet since September 2013