Saturday 20 February 2016
Maggini String Quartet
Mozart - String Quartet in F, K.59
Malcolm Arnold - String Quartet No.2
Brahms - String Quartet No.3 Op.67
The Maggini Quartet’s commitment to new music has led to important commissions including works by James MacMillan, Robert Simpson, Eleanor Alberga and Roxanna Panufnik. The Quartet’s unique collaboration with Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, performing and recording his ten ‘Naxos Quartets’, has been hailed as “a 21st century landmark”.
Their latest commission is a string quartet by Stuart MacRae in celebration of the ensemble’s 25th Anniversary in 2013.The Maggini Quartet appears frequently in prestigious concert series at home and abroad and makes regular media broadcasts. Recent international visits have included Dubai, Switzerland, the Netherlands and a major tour of Germany last autumn.
The Quartet tours in Norway every summer, and returned to France in autumn 2014.The Magginis are renowned for their interpretations of British Repertoire and The Glory of the English String Quartet continues to be an important ongoing initiative, drawing upon the wonderful repertoire which the Quartet is committed to bringing to a worldwide audience.
The Maggini Quartet launched its own successful chamber music festival in May 2012. ‘Magginis in Breckland’ is an annual event based in Norfolk, bringing musicians of the highest calibre to the community, with concerts reflecting the full range of the Maggini’s eclectic repertoire.