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Edinburgh Quartet
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Edinburgh Quartet

The Edinburgh Quartet was founded in 1960 and quickly became established as one of Britain’s foremost chamber ensembles, appearing regularly at prestigious venues across the country including London’s Wigmore Hall and The South Bank Centre. It achieved international recognition after winning the Contemporary Prize at the Evian-les-Bains String Quartet Competition and has since toured extensively across Europe, the Far East, North and South America and the Middle East. The Quartet have made numerous BBC TV and Radio 3 broadcasts and can be heard on Classic FM. 2010 marked the Quartet’s fiftieth anniversary and it is now one of the longest running chamber ensembles in the UK with a busier performing schedule than ever before.

The Quartet i`s resident at Edinburgh Napier and Aberdeen Universities and also collaborates with Glasgow and Edinburgh Universities. In addition to a regular classical concert series at each of these institutions, the Quartet is committed to nurturing talent and championing new music. The ensemble has worked with many important and prolific composers of our age, including the Quartet’s patron James MacMillan, Michael Tippett and Howard Blake. The Quartet has recorded on various labels including Naxos, Delphian, Linn, Meridian and RCA. Most recently their recordings of the complete Matyas Seiber Quartets and Hans Gal Quartets have received critical acclaim.

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