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Maxwell String Quartet

October 27, 2019

First Prizewinner and Audience Prizewinner at the 9th Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition in 2017, and hailed as “brilliantly fresh, unexpected and exhilarating” by The Scottish Herald, and “superb storytelling by four great communicators” by The Strad Magazine, the Maxwell Quartet is now firmly regarded as one of Britain’s finest young string quartets, with a strong connection to its folk music heritage and a commitment to bringing together wide-ranging projects and programs to expand the string quartet repertoire.

Formed in 2010 at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, the quartet performs regularly throughout the United Kingdom and Europe, at venues including London’s Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room, and St Martin-in-the-Fields, with performances through the Park Lane Young Artist Programme, the Tunnell Trust Awards Scheme, and the Kirckman Concert Society program.

Its debut tour of the USA in January 2019 garnered critical acclaim from the New York Times for the Maxwell String Quartet as “eloquent performers who bring the same sense of charisma and sense of adventure to their programming.”