Beethoven String Quartet Op.18 No.1
Bacewicz String Quartet No.4
Tchaikovsky String Quartet No.3
The Edinburgh Quartet returns to Perth as part of their Exile touring series, which takes a historical look at the work of composers that have been exiled, or exiled themselves in search of meaning. This concert features works by Beethoven (who famously lived a life of solitude due to his deafness), polish composer Grażyna Bacewicz (who had to flee her home city of Warsaw during the uprising) and Tchaikovsky (who exiled himself after his failed marriage).
The Edinburgh Quartet has long been celebrated as one of Britain's foremost chamber ensembles, having appeared regularly at prestigious venues across the UK and toured extensively across Europe, the Far and Middle East, and North and South America.
In addition to a busy concert schedule the Edinburgh Quartet is frequently featured in radio broadcasts for the BBC and other stations. Recently this has included live appearances on Classics Unwrapped (BBC Radio Scotland) and Jazz Line-Up and In Tune (BBC Radio 3) as well as video recordings for Studio One Sessions, which appear on the BBC Radio Scotland website.
The Edinburgh Quartet is committed to nurturing talent and is resident at the University of Stirling and University of Edinburgh. As well as giving a regular classical concert series at each of these institutions, the players work with composition students, instrumentalists and student teachers. In addition to this the Edinburgh Quartet's outreach programme encompasses workshops for primary and secondary school children and tutoring adults on the Variations Summer School in Ullapool, and their annual tours around Scotland.