Archinto is a string quartet based in Paris, France.
The artistic approach of its members is to look for authenticity : manuscripts, letters and reviews help to revisit the notions of style, articulations, dynamics, nuances. This "historical" method echoes through their close involvement in orchestral ensembles such as Les Folies Françaises, Le Cercle de l'Harmonie ...
To best defend the integrity of works and also find playing conditions closer to those of origin, the quartet Archinto uses gut strings, used until the early 20th century. "This kind of strings, in favor of a special quality tone allows us to obtain a more flexible sound material. The grain of sound, less smooth, leads us to highlight the musical elements without exaggerating the dynamics and expression."