undefinedThe Primrose Piano Quartet was formed in 2004 by pianist John Thwaites and three of the UK's most renowned chamber musicians (Lindsay, Sorrel, Edinburgh, Maggini Quartets). It is named after the great Scottish violist, William Primrose, who himself played in the Festival Piano Quartet.

The Primrose Piano Quartet was formed in 2004 by four renowned chamber musicians and is named after the violist, William Primrose. The group's acclaimed discography includes favourites such as works by Fauré, Brahms, Elgar, Strauss and Schubert as well British repertoire featuring neglected masterpieces of the 19th and 20th century and major commissions from Sir Peter Maxwell Davies and Anthony Payne (premièred at the Cheltenham Festival and at King's Place London). 

Their double CD of the complete Brahms piano quartets on period pianos was the culmination of years of research into Historically Informed Performance Practice and has been hailed by critics as "revelatory”. A similar disc of French works will be released in 2024. The Quartet enjoy a busy performing schedule throughout the UK and abroad with recent tours taking them to Denmark, Germany, Romania, Portugal and Bulgaria in addition to regular appearances at London's Kings Place, Wigmore and Conway Halls. Their own festival in West Meon, Hampshire is now in its 12th year, and they were appointed ensemble-in-residence at the Battle Festival in 2016.

Leader of groups such as the Werethina, Edinburgh and Maggini String Quartets, Susanne Stanzeleit has released more than 25 solo CDs.

As viola player in the renowned Allegri Quartet, Dorothea Vogel has performed widely throughout the UK and abroad.

Former principal cellist with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Fuller is also well known as member of the Fibonacci Sequence and Primavera.

In addition to performing relationships with the Schidlof, Maggini, Brodsky, Martinu, Dante and Emperor quartets, John Thwaites is duo partner to cellists including Alexander Baillie and Johannes Goritzki. 


Mahler Quartet in A Minor for Piano and Strings 

Beethoven String Trio Op 9, No 3 in C Minor 

Brahms Piano Quartet Op 26 in A Major

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