The EQ Apprentice – Sunday 11 February 2018

Join us on the search for our next ‘Apprentice’

‘The Apprentice’ is an exciting scheme, now in its second year, devised by the Edinburgh Quartet for exceptionally talented young string players keen to develop a career in chamber music. This unique opportunity to play as part of an established and professional string quartet has proven to be invaluable experience and development for our previous finalists.  After a day of auditions, one participant will be invited by the Edinburgh Quartet to join them as their Apprentice, and go forward to form a string quintet for a series of public concerts in the forthcoming season. These concerts will be preceded by an intensive period of rehearsal and mentoring.

Auditions are open to the public and will take place on Sunday 11 February, 10:00-17:00 at the Reid Concert Hall in Edinburgh.  

The event is free, no ticket is required, and you are free to come and go as you please at suitable breaks in the auditions, which will run from 10am until 5pm approximately.  The day is split into 5 sessions, with up to 3 auditions in each session.  Each audition will last approximately 20 minutes.

Session 1 – 10:00-11:00

Sophie Williams, violin
Marten Mainbaum, cello
Andrew Taheny, violin

Session 2 – 11:30-12:30

Lucas Levin, viola
Tessa Henderson, violin
Alexandra Prentice, violin

Session 3 – 13:00-14:00

Mollie Wrafter, violin
Charlie Brooks, violin
Ben Kearsley, viola

Session 4 – 14:30-15:30

Oscar Holch, viola
Findlay Spence, cello
Jacob Barns, cello

Session 5 – 16:00-17:00

Edward Keenan, viola
Beth Willett, viola


This opportunity is supported by Creative Scotland; Friend of the Edinburgh Quartet, Dr Jean Keeling; and the Reid School of Music, University of Edinburgh.