Argyll String Quartet
The Argyll String Quartet was formed in 2009 whilst its founding members were studying at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. They were Highly Commended in the Mabel Glover String Quartet Competition and were finalists in the Governor’s Chamber Music Prize in the same year. In 2012, they were the Resident String Quartet at the Aberdeen International Youth Festival, performing a series of recitals across the city to great critical acclaim.
The Quartet has performed all over Scotland at notable venues such as Edinburgh Castle, Greyfriar’s Kirk and St. Giles’ Cathedral. In 2019 they were invited to perform a series of recitals at the Ischia Chamber Music Festival on the island of Ischia, Italy where they also coached participating ensembles. They have broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland as part of the “Classics Unwrapped” show.
The Argyll String Quartet has received coaching from some of the world’s leading chamber musicians, notably the Brodksy String Quartet and Peter Manning, concert-master of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and First Violin with the Britten String Quartet. For five years they were mentored by Tamás Fejes – soloist, Assistant Leader of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and First Violin with the Fejes Quartet.
All highly accomplished solo and orchestral performers, the members of the Argyll String Quartet have been taught by many of Europe’s leading soloists and teachers including Professor Igor Ozim of the Mozarteum Universitat, Salzburg and Ilya Gringolts amongst others.
The members of Argyll String Quartet have extensive experience playing with many of the UK’s leading orchestras such as The Orchestra of Scottish Opera, The Orchestra of Scottish Ballet, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, The Orchestra of the Swan, The Hallé and the Orchestra of Opera North amongst others.
The Argyll String Quartet will join Opera Caledonia for The Isle of Cumbrae Opera Retreat Festival 2023.