The Edinburgh Quartet are delighted to introduce the Apprentice competition winner, Morag Robertson, who will be joining them for the first part of their 2016-17 concert season.
Morag is currently studying viola at the Royal College of Music with Jonathan Barritt. She previously attended St. Mary’s Music School in Edinburgh where she studied with Catherine Marwood and in her final year was a finalist in the Edinburgh Competition Festival Concerto Competition 2013 and winner of the St. Mary’s Music School Directors’ Recital Prize 2013.
She was selected for the Scottish Ensemble’s Young Artist Scheme in 2012 and 2013 and has performed with the ensemble on tours across Scotland as well as concerts at the Wigmore Hall and live recordings for BBC Radio 3. In August 2014, Morag was one of twelve young string players chosen to form Commonwealth Strings who collaborated with the Scottish Ensemble in concerts at the Edinburgh International Festival and in Aldeburgh. She is a member of the European Union Youth Orchestra 2015/16 and has been principal viola of the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland, the Edinburgh Youth Orchestra and co-principal of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.
About the Apprentice Competition:
Back in April, thirteen successful applicants had the opportunity to play in place of a player from the Edinburgh Quartet on the concert platform. The competition was created by the Quartet in order to support talented young musicians at the beginning of their career. The standard was extremely high, making it difficult for them to reach a decision and consequently two winners were chosen as the Apprentices 2016: Emily Pond and Morag Robertson, both viola players. The Quartet were delighted to be joined by Emily for their summer tour and are looking forward immensely to having Morag join them for the start of the 2016-17 season. The Apprentice competition is supported by Creative Scotland.