Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Music Nairn announce the Maxwell Quartet in the Community and Arts Centre 7.30 pm Friday 13th November

Here's some information from Mike at Music Nairn:

Hailed as “one of the front-runners” in young UK ensembles (Classical Music Magazine, 2013) the Maxwell Quartet is rapidly emerging as a dynamic and exciting force in the chamber music world, with an unparalleled drive and commitment to expanding the string quartet repertoire.

The quartet was formed in 2010 at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where its founding members met as postgraduate students. Upon winning the major chamber music prizes, in 2011 they were selected as the Royal Conservatoire's
rst ever Young Artists in Residence/Junior Fellows in Chamber Music. During their studies, the Maxwells were mentored by members of the Brodsky Quartet, Endellion Quartet, Dante Quartet, and Quatuor Mosaiques, in addition to working closely with mentors including Robert Irvine, William Conway, and Steven Osborne.

The quartet was also named as Residency Artists for Enterprise Music Scotland 2011-2013, which saw them giving several acclaimed concert tours over their two-year tenure. Since then they have established themselves as the most widely-performing chamber out t in Scotland, and have gone on to delight audiences with their "unnaffected enthusiasm" (North Highland Times) and their "panache and conviction" (Strathearn Herald), gaining particular repute for their balance of new and old in their programming. As well as being regular guests at Perth Concert Hall, they have appeared at many festivals, including the Plug Contemporary Music Festival, the Cottier Chamber Project, Lammermuir Festival, Loch Shiel Spring Festival, Celtic Connections, SOUND Festival, BBC Chamber Music Proms and more. The quartet has collaborated with the likes of pianist Benjamin Grosvenor, cellist David Watkin, cellist Philip Higham, and accordionist Paul Chamberlain.

In addition to a busy concert diary, the quartet has featured in broadcasts for BBC Radio Scotland, as well as regularly giving schools workshops and concerts for children.

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