Introducing our new first violinist

The Edinburgh Quartet are delighted to announce the appointment of Tijmen Huisingh as their new first violin and leader, from 2018.   After trial performances with a number of guest leaders during 2017, the Quartet took the decision to appoint Tijmen, bringing his international performance reputation and artistic calibre to their already acclaimed lineup: Tom […]

Collaboration with the National Youth Dance Company of Scotland

EQ: Dance! Saturday 10 June, 7.30pm, Summerhall, Edinburgh We’re just ten days away from our collaborative performance with the National Youth Dance Company of Scotland. We can’t wait to share this very special concert with you but for now, here’s a peek behind the scenes and an insight in to the choreographic process. The inspirational […]

Ocean Terminal Residency with Erik Petrie

  Back in early January, the EQ joined forces with the talented artist Erik Petrie, in a unique collaboration, which saw them take up residence at Ocean Terminal shopping centre in Leith; with the aim of placing the Quartet repertoire in a brand-new and hugely exciting context. Erik worked diligently alongside the EQ as they rehearsed and […]

EQ: Revolution!

To mark the centenary of the Russian Revolution, the EQ presents this programme which acknowledges the direct impact of Russian politics on Shostakovich and which also looks at Mozart’s quartet writing at the time of the French Revolution. The EQ will also be revelling in the daring spirit of Beethoven’s String Quartet Op. 59 No. 3, […]

Variations Summer School 2017

Booking is now open for Variations Summer School in Ullapool from 29 July – 4 August, with tuition from the Edinburgh Quartet, Philip Burrin, Maximiliano Martin and Rosie Staniforth. Follow the link for further info:  

Upcoming Ocean Terminal Residency in January 2017

The Edinburgh Quartet are delighted to announce that they will be taking up residence at Ocean Terminal from the 9th-13th January in a unique, creative collaboration with local Edinburgh artist, Erik Petrie, Erik will work alongside the Edinburgh Quartet as they rehearse and perform concerts for the public, absorbing and responding to the music and ultimately creating a stunning visual expression of […]

EQ Folk

Following a glorious launch with the Rush Hour concert last week, the Edinburgh Quartet are thrilled to bring EQ: Folk to the Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh and Glasgow City Halls. Their first in the series of performance projects for the 2016-17 season; EQ: Folk highlights composers whose work has been inspired by folk music spanning […]

Children’s Workshop with Ron Butlin

The Kelpie of Loch Garve As part of our EQ: Folk performance project the quartet is including a fun music and art workshop at Birnam Arts Centre on Saturday 22 October. Internationally renowned author Ron Butlin will lead the workshop through telling the folk tale of The Kelpie of Loch Garve, while The Edinburgh Quartet provide accompanying music.  The children […]

Rush Hour Concert: Launching EQ: Folk

With the first of the ever popular Rush Hour concerts for 2016-17, The EQ will joined by pioneering Scottish traditional musician, Mairi Campbell and one of Scotland’s foremost composers, Alasdair Nicolson, to explore the influences behind Nicolson’s String Quartet no.3, Slanting Rain. Written in 2015 for the Edinburgh Quartet in memory of his mother, the […]