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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Inside Intimate Voices

A couple of years ago we sat down and tried to define exactly what made the medium of the ‘string quartet’ so special, so unique and so inspiring for so many composers, performers and audiences alike. A quality that came up time and time again was ‘intimacy’. We are blessed that so many wonderful composers have […]

Intimate Voices – Behind the Scenes

We are about to open our new EQ ‘Intimate Voices’ season – hooray! This is the first of 3 themes that we will explore over the 2015-16 season and will feature in every concert we perform between now and Christmas. As you can imagine, this conjures up some pretty intense and powerful programming, but that’s […]

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 […]