Saturday, 15th July
Maggini Quartet at St Mary’s Church
Beethoven – String Quartet in D Major, Op. 18/3
Alan Rawsthorne – String Quartet No. 2
Antonín Dvořak – “American” String Quartet in F Major, Op. 96
“Among the most vivid, intelligent, witty and, on occasion, musically risk-taking live performances of classical quartets I’ve ever heard.” – The Independent
The renowned Maggini Quartet, a chamber group that has been together for over 35 years, pays tribute to their long-standing cellist, Michal Kaznowski who passed away unexpectedly in May 2023. This concert celebrates their deep bonds of friendship and history. They will be featured in a pre-concert interview at 6:30pm, free to all ticket-holders for the evening concert.
Where: St Mary’s in the Lace Market, High Pavement, Nottingham NG1 1HN
When: Pre-concert interview 6:30pm with Maggini Quartet / Concert 7:30pm
Tickets: £16 General / £13 Concession
This concert finishes at approximately 9:15pm with interval.
Julian Leaper – Violin 1
Ciaran McCabe – Violin 2
Martin Outram – Viola
Ashok Klouda – Guest Cello
Formed in 1988, the Maggini Quartet is one of the finest British string quartets. Its acclaimed recordings have won international awards including Gramophone Chamber Music Award of the Year, Diapason d’Or of the Year and a Cannes Classical Award, and have twice been nominated for Grammy Awards. The Quartet has recorded the complete Mendelssohn quartet cycle for Meridian Records and their CD of two of the opus 18 string quartets by Beethoven is now available, also on Meridian.
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. Their unique collaboration with Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, performing and recording his ten ‘Naxos Quartets’, was hailed as “a 21st century landmark”.
The Maggini Quartet appears frequently in prestigious concert series at home and abroad and makes regular media broadcasts. International tours have included the USA, Japan, South Korea, Dubai and many European countries. Their regular schedule includes two annual visits to Norway. 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. In addition to their concert activity, the members of the Quartet have an international reputation as chamber music coaches. They hold several UK residencies and have worked at the UK’s senior music institutions.