The Edinburgh Quartet is delighted to announce an exciting programme of activities for 2012/13 thanks to funding from Creative Scotland. The grant, which is from Creative Scotland’s Quality Arts Production investment strand, covers four key areas of work.
Firstly, an Edinburgh concert series which aims to substantially build and diversify the Quartet’s audience-base by giving concerts in three different settings –
- 3 concerts at Edinburgh’s prime chamber music venue, The Queen’s Hall
- 3 “rush hour” concerts
- 3 informal “late sessions” in the Lounge Bar, Teviot Row House, Edinburgh University
The second element of the Creative Scotland funding will support a CD recording of music by Haydn, Beethoven and Shostakovich for release by Scottish based label Delphian Records.
Thirdly, the Quartet will use this funding opportunity to fulfil its commitment to Scottish composers and new music by commissioning a string quartet from the Edinburgh born composer Helen Grime, to be completed by Summer 2014.
The final component of the funding has enabled the Quartet to appoint Susan White as its part-time Administrator. Over the coming year she will work with the Edinburgh Quartet and Edinburgh Quartet Trust to oversee the above projects and develop the Quartet’s profile both at home and further afield.