Maxwell String Quartet

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Charismatic young Scottish quartet in recital.

The Maxwell Quartet performs masterpieces of the string quartet repertoire. Dedicated to Haydn, Mozart’s quartet is a sparkling work which owes its nickname to its ‘hunting horn” opening theme. Debussy’s passionate quartet, written over 100 years later, explores new colours and harmonies and is one of the cornerstones of the repertoire.

First 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 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 and abroad, at venues including London’s Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room, and St Martin-in-the-Fields, with performances through the Park Lane Young Artist Programme, the Tunnell Trust Awards Scheme, and the Kirckman Concert Society programme.

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