Hear from the Apprentice competition winners

The two winners of the apprentice competition, Emily Pond and Morag Robertson, share their thoughts on the experience, ahead of joining the quartet on tour (Emily joins the summer tour from 27 July and Morag will join the quartet for a project in September.) “Chamber Music and in particular string quartet playing has always been a […]

Ron Butlin Reflects after Storm/Stress

Following the phenomenal response to Intimate Voices and Storm/Stress, and with New Horizons fast-approaching;  we asked Ron Butlin, Edinburgh Makar (2008-2014), about his collaboration with the Edinburgh Quartet on this performance project series funded by Creative Scotland. Hi Ron, let’s start at the beginning – when did you discover classical music? I was aged 12 and standing […]

All Good Things

We are now approaching the end of our Intimate Voices journey… I think we’ll be sorry to see it go as the intimate and expressive quality of the quartet genre really is at the heart of everything we do. It has been great to explore this theme on so many levels with so much variety […]

The Extra Mile

14/10/15 Well that was pretty intense!…traveling home after our Intimate Voices launch today. Janacek’s ‘Intimate Letters’ throws away the rule book and really pushes the limits of the quartet medium. It’s physically and emotionally such a demanding piece… so glad to call in on the way back at Cafe Royal for what I think is a […]

Intimate Voices – Behind the Scenes

We are about to open our new EQ ‘Intimate Voices’ season – hooray! This is the first of 3 themes that we will explore over the 2015-16 season and will feature in every concert we perform between now and Christmas. As you can imagine, this conjures up some pretty intense and powerful programming, but that’s […]