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To the Cowdray Hall tonight!

news item posted 28 November 2013

Unfortunately we have just realised that the venue was listed incorrectly for tonight's concert in Aberdeen. The concert will be starting soon in the Cowdray Hall (and not the King's College Chapel as previously advertised).

We would like to apologise for any inconvenience that our incorrect listing may have caused.

Classics Unwrapped

news item posted 28 November 2013

The Edinburgh Quartet played live on this week's Classic Unwrapped programme (26/11/2013, BBC Radio Scotland). In addition, Jamie MacDougall celebrated great moustachio'd composers and the anniversary of a certain time travelling Doctor... If you missed the show you can listen again here:

Expect the Unexpected from the Edinburgh Quartet's 2013/14 Season

news item posted 14 September 2013

The Edinburgh Quartet launches its 2013/14 season in Edinburgh on Wednesday 9 October at the Queen's Hall and in Glasgow on Saturday 12 October at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, both at 7.30pm.

This season the Quartet will present an eclectic line up of events, from formal evening concerts to jazz-bar style late sessions, from performances with image projections to concerts interspersed with theatrical readings - this year, not only in Edinburgh, but in Glasgow too, thanks to funding from Creative Scotland.

Tristan Gurney, Leader of the Edinburgh Quartet said - "In a drive to reflect the ambition of the great masters of the string quartet genre we are on a mission to revolutionise the way we listen to and experience chamber music with a series which acknowledges and complements our 21st century lives."

Their evening concerts will have a Czech flavour encompassing, amongst others, Smetana's much loved 'From my Life' quartet and Dvořák's G Major masterpiece. Other highlights include a world premiere from one of the UK's brightest talents, Helen Grime and the innovative use of projections to literally illuminate the music of Mozart and Janáček!

The Late Sessions, this year at Summerhall, Edinburgh and Sloans, Glasgow will showcase the music of the Quartet's Patron James MacMillan. The players will give a musically illustrated guide to each quartet before the performance so audiences can settle down, drink in hand and enjoy!

The music of Haydn, Mendelssohn and Schubert will be will be interspersed with chat, debate and readings at the Rush Hour Series at St Andrew's and St George's, Edinburgh, offering a moment of sanctuary on the way home from work.

Click here to view the season's brochures -

2013/14 Concert Diary

news item posted 16 August 2013

The concert diary for the 2013-2014 season has just been added to our concert diary pages. We hope to see you at one of these events!


Earlier news items can be found on our 2013 news page, linked below. Please get in touch if you've news to share!