The Roxburgh Quartet was formed in 2005 with a common vision: to share a passion for the wonderful repertoire for string quartet with as wide an audience as possible.
Now celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Roxburgh Quartet has performed a large repertoire in concerts throughout Scotland. They are Quartet in Residence at Edinburgh’s beautiful Lauriston Hall where they regularly play to large audiences. Their repertoire here has included the late Schubert Quartets, programmes of French music and the German Romantics and especially remarkable performances of Bartok’s First Quartet and Scottish contemporary composer James Clapperton’s ‘Shir Corbie Ravin’.
In 2012 the Quartet performed J.S. Bach’s “The Art of Fugue” in the lunchtime concert series of both Edinburgh and St Andrews Universities, with harpsichordists John Kitchen and Tom Wilkinson. This experience inspired the Quartet to explore even earlier music by adding Purcell to their repertoire.
As a group the Roxburgh Quartet have studied with the former leader of the Lindsays, Peter Cropper and individually with teachers such as Irvin Arditti, Stefan Litwin, Lukas Hagen, Walter Levin, Paul Tortelier, Thomas Kakuska and Martin Outram.