Maxwell String Quartet and Anna Hashimoto
Colin Scobie, violin
George Smith, violin
Elliott Perks, viola
Duncan Strachan, cello
Anna Hashimoto, clarinet
HAYDN String Quartet in D, Op 71 No 2
SCHUMANN String Quartet in A minor, Op 41 No 1
BRAHMS Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op 115
The quartet is formed of four close friends, who grew up playing folk and classical music together in youth orchestras and music schools across Scotland and in festivals across the UK, including their own festival Loch Shiel in the west highlands of Scotland. First Prizewinner at the 9th Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition in 2017, the Maxwell Quartet is now firmly regarded as one of Britain's finest string quartets.
Anna Hashimoto made her London concerto debut at the age of fifteen playing with the English Chamber Orchestra. She was the winner of International Clarinet Competitions in Kortrijk (Belgium) in 2010, in Carlino (Italy) in 2009, and in Tokyo in 2003.
"brilliantly fresh, unexpected and exhilarating" Herald,
"superb storytelling by four great communicators" Strad Magazine,
- 07 Dec 2018 08:00 PM
The opening concert was a joy for members and visitors alike, so now's the time to plan ahead for the next one in the midst of the Festival. Tickets can be booked through the Festival Box Office.
Your season ticket also gives you access to concerts in Lanark and Peebles for half price - well worth the money. If you have not yet renewed membership, there is still good value in joining for seven concerts at the price of five and comes with a complimentary ticket so you can bring a friend. A particular welcome to those who have joined for the first time.
Next concert is Moishe's Bagel on 24th October, in the Biggar Little Festival, with a mix of Klezmer, jazz and Latin music, then the Pomegranate Piano Trio on 14th November and Maxwell String Quartet with Anna Hashimoto making up the clarinet quintet on 7th December.
After Christmas, 17th January sees the Navarra String Quartet, Sunday afternoon, 10th February, is the BBC Young Musician winner, saxophonist Jess Gillam, with pianist Zeynep Ozsuca. Sarah Beth Briggs returns on 8th March with her wonderful piano mastery and we end the season on 25th March with the A4 Brass Quartet, winners of the Tunnell prize.