The Maxwell Quartet is playing at the Acorn Centre Inverurie (AB51 3NW) on Tuesday October 23rd. The group, a classical boy-band of vigorous young Scottish virtuosi, won both the first prize and the audience prize at the 9th Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition in 2017.
Now often heard in more illustrious concert halls they have decided to tour the music clubs of Scotland as a thank-you for the help they were given at an earlier stage in their development. Inverurie Music is delighted to welcome them back. After their success at Trondheim in 2017, the quartet’s 2017-18 season saw concert engagements across Europe, including performances in the Tivoli Concert Hall Series, the Amsterdam String Quartet Biennale, Stavanger Festival, Trondheim Chamber Music Festival, festivals in the Netherlands, the Lammermuir Festival and Music at Paxton in Scotland, and more. Collaborations include working with the Danish String Quartet to perform Octets as well as collaborating on Scottish and Danish folk music, and working on a new commission for clarinet quintet with renowned composer/clarinettist Mark Simpson. The Quartet’s debut CD, featuring string quartets by Haydn alongside their own compositions based on Scottish traditional folk music, is due for release in early 2019 on Linn Records.
At the Inverurie concert they will be playing Haydn: Quartet in E Flat Opus 71, No 3, Joey Roukens: Visions at Sea, and Beethoven: Quartet in B Flat Opus 130 (with Grosse Fugue).
The concert starts at 8pm with tickets priced adults £12.00, concessions £10, and students and children £1.00, available at the Acorn Centre tel 01467 670850 or at the door. Inverurie Music is attracting bigger audiences than ever so advance purchase would be wise. If you haven’t seen a string quartet up close then this is not one to miss; if you have then you will know what a treat is in store.