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. Hailed as “brilliantly fresh, unexpected, and exhilarating” by The Scottish Herald, 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 and a commitment to bringing together wide-ranging projects and programs to expand the string quartet repertoire.
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Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at 8:00 P.M.
Standard price: $50.00 Student price: $25.00
Four friends, three hailing from separate corners of Scotland and one from Surrey, England, have known each other from the early days of sharing rooms on youth orchestra courses, at music schools, and as students. There is a natural, infectious friendship between the four of them, a friendship that runs deep in our music-making and is inextricable to their performance style. Intrinsically connected to this passion is the group's love of exploring Folk music. Colin, George, and Duncan all grew up with the traditional folk music of Scotland ringing in their ears, and after sparking a musical friendship with Elliott, they have together developed their own voice in folk music as a quartet.
They believe Folk music is the root, the fundament of Classical music, and their approach aims to marry the two together in a unique, free, and meaningful way. For them, every melody is a song, every rhythm a dance.