Sat 16th March 2019 Tonbridge Parish Church 7.30pm
Three Scots and a Sassenach, the Maxwells are an exciting new find. Their amazing sensitivity, spell-binding pianissimos and youthful sparkle enliven Haydn Op.71 no.3, Schubert’s Death and the Maiden, the glorious Faure quartet in E minor – and a suprising finale.
“Four young men in the prime of life playing with absolute conviction” Strathearn Herald
“Superb storytelling by four great communicators’ The Strad
- Joseph Haydn: String Quartet Op.71 No.3 in E flat major
- Franz Schubert: String Quartet No.14 in D minor – ‘Death and the Maiden’
- Gabriel Fauré: String Quartet in E minor, Op.121
1st Prize-winner and Audience Prize-winner at the 9th Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition in 2017, 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. Formed in 2010 at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, the quartet studied with The Endellion Quartet through the King’s Place Chamber Studio Programme, and Hatto Beyerle, founding member of the Alban Berg Quartet. The quartet performs regularly across the UK and abroad with upcoming concert engagements across Europe including Denmark, Norway, Germany, the Netherlands, France, as well as concert tours in China and the United States. The Quartet’s debut CD is due for release in early 2019 on Linn Records.