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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Watch the first James MacMillan ‘Late Session’ Performance

We celebrate the music of the Edinburgh Quartet Patron, James MacMillan, CBE, in a series of live performances dedicated to his work, titled ‘Late Sessions’. Watch the archive of the Edinburgh Quartet playing in the Grand Ballroom at Sloans in Glasgow, part of the ‘Late Sessions’ James MacMillan series.   James MacMillan is one of the most […]