The Maxwell Quartet’s Colin Scobie, first violin, George Smith, second violin, Elliot Perks, viola and Duncan Strachan, cello were hailed as First Prize winner and Audience Prize winner at the
The Maxwell Quartet’s Colin Scobie, first violin, George Smith, second violin, Elliot Perks, viola and Duncan Strachan, cello were hailed as First Prize winner and Audience Prize winner at the Trondheim (Norway) International Chamber Music Competition in 2017. The group also has been hailed for “great communication” by The Strad Magazine and as “brilliantly fresh, unexpected and exhilarating” by The Scottish Herald. Scotland’s Glasgow-based group is now firmly regarded as one of Britain’s finest string quartets, with performances set apart by the tribute they pay to their Scottish folk music heritage.
The quartet performs regularly across the UK and abroad, at venues including London’s Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, and the BBC Chamber Music Proms. Their 2017-18 season included engagements in Denmark, Norway, Germany, the Netherlands, France and China. Their first North American tour in early 2019 coincided with the release of their debut CD, featuring works by Haydn and traditional Scottish folk music.
The Maxwell Quartet consists of four great friends who grew up playing classical and folk music together in youth orchestras and music schools across Scotland. The group officially began in 2010 at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where its founding members met as postgraduate students. The very next year, the quartet was appointed as the Conservatoire’s Young Artists in Residence. Performing widely across Scotland, the quartet has established a reputation for delighting audiences with their “unaffected enthusiasm” (North Highland Times) and their “panache and conviction” (Strathearn Herald). The quartet has held residencies at Oxford University, Perth Concert Hall and many chamber music festivals across the UK, including their own Loch Shiel Festival in the Scottish Highlands.
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