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 […]

Introducing Apprentice Competition Winner, Emily Pond

The Edinburgh Quartet are delighted to introduce the Apprentice competition winner, Emily Pond,  who will be joining them on their summer tour for a stunning performance of Dvořák’s Quintet Op 97. Emily studies with Martin Outram at the Royal Academy of Music and graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music with a First Class BMus(Hons) degree. Although Emily has […]

Summer Tour Announced

The Edinburgh Quartet is delighted to return to Dundee, Strathpeffer and Boat of Garten this summer with a rich and varied programme.  Haydn’s passionate Sturm und Drang Quartet known as “the Fifths” is followed by Shostakovich’s intimate fourth string quartet, inspired by Jewish folk music.  After the interval EQ proudly introduce Emily Pond, winner of the “EQ Apprentice” competition […]

Charting New Territories

The Edinburgh Quartet is very much looking forward to embarking on its third mini-season of the 16-17 diary – New Horizons. We have decided to take on this theme in various guises; not just the physical act of living in another country in the case of Britten and his first quartet; but going and being exposed to different […]

Rush Hour Concert at St Andrew’s and St George’s Church

The Edinburgh Quartet are delighted to herald the launch of the New Horizons performance project with their Rush Hour concert at St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church on Wednesday 13 April at 5.30pm. Featuring Barber’s Adagio and Britten’s String Quartet No 1; the Quartet will once again be joined by prize-winning novelist and former Edinburgh Poet […]

Search for the first “EQ Apprentice” begins!

Auditions for the first “EQ Apprentice” will take place on Sunday 17 April at the Reid Concert Hall, Bristo Square, Edinburgh from 10am – 6pm. ‘The Apprentice’ is an exciting new scheme devised by the Edinburgh Quartet for exceptionally talented young string players.  Its objectives are to offer the unique opportunity to experience playing in […]

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 […]

Edinburgh Quartet Launches Storm/Stress

Last Wednesday saw the Edinburgh Quartet launching the second in the series of performance projects funded by Creative Scotland, Storm/Stress. The concert featured Schubert’s Quartettsatz and Beethoven’s Quartet No 11 Op 95, as introduced by Edinburgh’s Makar, Ron Butlin, following a glowing reception to Intimate Voices which launched in October last year. Read a review of the concert from 7ahead here. […]

EQ launches “The Apprentice” Competition

‘The Apprentice’ is an exciting new scheme devised by the Edinburgh Quartet for exceptionally talented young string players keen to play chamber music.  Its objectives are to offer the unique opportunity to experience playing in an established, professional string quartet and to ultimately provide a platform to help launch a professional career in chamber music. […]