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Thursday 18 April 2024 Maxwell Quartet

Programme includes

Haydn:                                  String Quartet in E flat Op 20 No.1

Maxwell Quartet:          Worksongs (folk music of Scotland)

Beethoven:                        Quartet in C sharp minor Op 131

Hailed as “brilliantly fresh, unexpected and exhilarating” by The Scottish Herald, and “superb storytelling by four great communicators” by The Strad Magazine. the Maxwell Quartet is now firmly regarded as one of Britain’s finest young string quartets, with a strong connection to their folk music heritage.

The Maxwells’ debut tour of the USA in January 2019 garnered critical acclaim from the New York Times “eloquent performers who bring the same sense of charisma and sense of adventure to their programming”, and saw the group performing to sold out venues in New York, Florida, California and Washington.

The Quartet is formed of four close friends, who grew up playing folk and classical music together in youth orchestras and music schools across Scotland. The group officially began in 2010 at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where its founding members met as postgraduate students. Performing widely across Scotland, the quartet established a reputation for delighting audiences with their “unnaffected enthusiasm” (North Highland Times) and their “panache and conviction” (Strathearn Herald).

The quartet plays on violins by David Tecchler and Giovanni Batista Rogeri, a viola by J.B Vuillaume, and a cello by Francesco Ruggieri (1670), all on loan from generous benefactors. Additionally they perform on modern instruments by British makers Roger Hansell, John Dilworth, and David Rattray.

For more information about the Maxwell Quartet visit their website