Edinburgh Quartet introduces new Second Violinist, Gordon Bragg

The Edinburgh Quartet will appear at The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh on Wednesday 27 March at 7.30pm in the second of three concerts there during their 2012/13 Edinburgh concert season. This occasion marks the official appointment of Gordon Bragg to the position of second violin, following Philip Burrin’s retirement from the Quartet after fifteen years in the role. The programme, which will be preceded by a free, illustrated talk at 6.30pm, will comprise:

  • Haydn: Quartet in C Major Op 33 No 3 ‘Bird’
  • Britten: Quartet No 3 Op 94
  • Brahms: Quartet in a minor Op 51 No 2

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Gordon Bragg graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2006 with first class honours, studying violin with Simon Fischer. He has been concertmaster of the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland a member of the European Union Youth Orchestra, Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester and Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra.  Gordon has participated in masterclasses with members of the Amadeus and Takacs Quartets, was a founder member of the Maxwell Quartet and is also active as a conductor.

Quartet Leader Tristan Gurney said – “Recruiting a new player within a string quartet can be a challenging and delicate process, but we have been lucky to find Gordon, as he immediately gelled with the Quartet. We’re delighted to have him on board and look forward to many exciting projects and performances during the next chapter in the Edinburgh Quartet’s story.”

Tickets £15, £12 concessions, £5 children and students (unreserved seating) on sale at The Queen’s Hall Box Office on 0131 668 2019.

The concert is supported by Creative Scotland.