The Glasgow String Quartet

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Formed in 2001, the Glasgow String Quartet is one of the premiere string quartets in the UK. All principal players in the internationally renowned Royal Scottish National Orchestra, GSQ has performed extensively across Scotland in addition to concerts throughout greater Britain. Praised for its youthful energy and mature interpretations, GSQ has set audiences ablaze with performances characterized as “strong, stylish and engaging” (The Herald).

GSQ regularly performs in Glasgow for the Westbourne Music Society, in Ayrshire at Culzean Castle, in Stirling at the Tollbooth Arts Centre, in Balfron’s McClintock Hall, and in the Killearn Kirk Concert Series. On behalf of the RSNO Friends, they appeared at St. Cuthbert’s Church, Edinburgh and the Queen’s Hall, Aberdeen, with live appearances on BBC Radio at the Edinburgh International Festival.

Broad in repertoire, GSQ has presented programs ranging from the classics of Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven to the great quartets of the 20th century. Unyielding in their commitment to new music, GSQ has given Scottish premieres to New York composer Michael Torke’s Corner in Manhattan and Scottish composer Sally Beamish’s Opus California.