Maxwell String Quartet @ Newberry Opera House
Four friends, three hailing from separate corners of Scotland and one from Surrey, England, have known each other from the early days of sharing rooms on youth orchestra courses, at music schools, and as students. There is a natural, infectious friendship between the four of them, a friendship that runs deep in our music-making and is inextricable to their performance style. Intrinsically connected to this passion is the group’s love of exploring Folk music. Colin, George, and Duncan all grew up with the traditional folk music of Scotland ringing in their ears, and after sparking a musical friendship with Elliott, they have together developed their own voice in folk music as a quartet.
They believe Folk music is the root, the fundament of Classical music, and their approach aims to marry the two together in a unique, free, and meaningful way. For them, every melody is a song, every rhythm a dance.