Rachel Spencer, violin
Andrew Lees, violin
Rebecca Smith, viola
Helen Duncan, cello

The Roxburgh Quartet’s enjoyment and love of the wonderful and varied repertoire for string quartet is at the very heart of their music making. Their concerts are about sharing the warmth, intimacy and passion of what is broadly recognised as some the greatest music ever written. They are committed to bringing live performance to as wide an audience as possible and their concerts are highly popular with people of all ages. Formed in 2005 and based in Edinburgh, they are quartet in residence at the city’s beautiful Lauriston Hall. Their repertoire includes the late Schubert quartets, the German Romantics, the great French masterworks and, notably, Bartok’s First Quartet and Tan Dun’s Eight Colours for String Quartet. In 2012 the quartet performed 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. In 2017, Roxburgh celebrated their 12th year with a series of concerts at Lauriston Hall followed by a concert in the Glasgow University lunchtime concert series and a very happy return tour of Mid Argyll. Looking ahead, the quartet is very excited about re-visiting their wonderful friends and audiences, and meeting new ones too.