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 […]

Introducing Apprentice competition winner, Morag Robertson

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 […]

2016-17 Concert Season Launch

Edinburgh Quartet 2016-17 Season The Edinburgh Quartet is thrilled to announce its 2016-17 concert season, with over 30 concerts taking place from October to May. In this new season, Scotland’s flagship string quartet will present three bold new performance projects: EQ: Folk; EQ: Revolution! And EQ: dance. Each project will explore a distinct theme through […]

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 […]