1st Prizewinner and Audience Prizewinner at the 9th Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition in 2017 and hailed as “brilliantly fresh, unexpected and exhilarating” by the Scottish Herald, the Maxwell Quartet is now firmly regarded as one of Britain’s finest young string quartets, with a strong connection to their folk music heritage and a commitment to bringing together wide-ranging projects and programmes to expand the string quartet repertoire.
The quartet performs regularly across the UK, at venues including London’s Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room, Queen’s Hall Edinburgh and Perth Concert Hall. The quartet has toured widely across Europe, with performances at Tivoli Copenhagen, Muziekgebouw Amsterdam, Stavanger Kammermusikkfestival and the Rheingau, Just Classik, Wonderfeel, Lammermuir, Cheltenham and St Magnus Festivals. The Maxwell’s debut tour of the USA in January 2019 garnered critical acclaim from the New York Times “eloquent performers who bring the same series of charisma and sense of adventure to their programming”, and saw the group performing to sold out venues in New York, Florida, California and Washington.
Programme includes: Haydn: String Quartet in E flat major Op.20 no.1 Hob. III: 31; Maxwell Quartet: Gather (folk music of Scotland); Beethoven: String Quartet no.14 in C Sharp minor Op.1