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"Four young men in the prime of life, playing with absolute conviction"
1st 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, the Maxwell Quartet is now firmly regarded as one of Britain's finest string quartets, with a strong commitment to bringing together wide-ranging projects and programmes to expand the string quartet repertoire. The Strad Magazine has described the quartet's performances as "superb storytelling by great communicators". read more >
The Maxwell Quartet is delighted to have received both Jury 1st Prize and the Audience Prize at the prestigious Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition in Norway. In addition to the first prize of 15.000 euros, the quartet is invited to return to next year's Trondheim Kammermusikk Festival, and will also feature in Stavanger Chamber Music Festival (NO), Tivoli Concert Series (DK), Amsterdam String Quartet Biennale (NE) and Fest-spiele Mecklenberg (DE).
"wonderful playing... so many great qualities... fiery and imaginative readings"
cellist, Tokyo Quartet
The Maxwell Quartet is delighted to have collaborated with Snape Maltings this year for a special project exploring the acoustic properties of the famous Maltings Hall, a place of great importance to Benjamin Britten throughout his compositional career. In March 2017 the quartet was invited for a chamber music residency at Aldeburgh, which featured performances at the Jubilee Hall in addition to this exciting new project. The installation can be viewed at Snape Maltings throughout july 2017.
25-30 SEPTEMBER 2017
TRONDHEIM INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER MUSIC COMPETITION, NORWAY
30 OCTOBER 2017
EMS RESIDENCY, CREAR
10 NOVEMBER 2017
MILNGAVIE MUSIC CLUB
14 NOVEMBER 2017
BRUNTON THEATRE, MUSSELBURGH