Thursday, 5 March 2020
The Maxwell Quartet consists of four great friends who grew up playing classical and folk music together in youth orchestras and music schools across Scotland. The group officially began in 2010 at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where its founding members met as postgraduate students. The very next year, the Quartet was appointed as the Conservatoire’s Young Artists in Residence. The quartet performs regularly across the UK and abroad, at venues including London’s Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room, St Martin-in-the-Fields, and the BBC Chamber Music Proms. Their 2017-18 season included engagements in Denmark, Norway, Germany, the Netherlands, France and China. Their first North American tour, in Winter 2019, is to coincide with the release of their début CD, featuring works by Haydn and traditional Scottish folk music.