"Among the most vivid, intelligent, witty and, on occasion, musically risk-taking live performances of classical quartets I’ve ever heard.”
Keith Potter, The Independent
Formed in 1988, the Maggini Quartet is one of the finest British string quartets. Its acclaimed recordings have won international awards including Gramophone Chamber Music Award of the Year, Diapason d’Or of the Year and a Cannes Classical Award, and have twice been nominated for Grammy Awards. The Quartet has recorded the complete Mendelssohn quartet cycle for Meridian Records and their CD of two of the opus 18 string quartets by Beethoven will be released shortly. Their most recent project for the label has been recording the string quartets of Welsh composer Arwel Hughes and they are also planning a disc of music by Jonathan Rutherford.
The members of the Quartet are regular tutors here at Benslow and will be leading a 2-day course here immediately following this concert. Details can be found here .