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On Sunday November 10, the world famous Brodsky Quartet will play St John’s Cathedral. The concert is part of Oban Music Society’s calendar of events, starting at 3pm.
Gina McCormack on violin, Ian Belton on violin, Paul Cassidy on La Delfina viola, and Jacqueline Thomas on cello perform all over the world, have a catalogue of recordings, and have won many major awards.
As such, they are one of the most internationally famous ensembles to haven played in Oban for many a long year.
Throughout their career, spanning 45 years, the Brodsky Quartet have
enjoyed a busy international performing schedule, and have extensively
toured the major festivals and venues throughout Australasia, North and
South America, Asia, South Africa and Europe, as well as in the UK,
where the quartet is based. The quartet are also regularly recorded for
television and radio with their performances broadcast worldwide.
As well as playing classical music, they have worked (and recorded) with Björk, Elvis Costello and Paul McCartney.
Over the years, the Brodsky Quartet have undertaken numerous per-
formances of the complete cycles of quartets by Schubert, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Britten, Schoenberg, Zemlinsky, Webern and Bartok.
It is, however, the complete Shostakovich cycle that has now become synonymous with their name: their 2012 London performance of the cycle resulted in their taking the prestigious title ‘Artistic Associate’ at London’s
Kings Place and, in October 2016, releasing their second recording of
the cycle, this time live from the Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam.
The quartet have taught at many international chamber music courses
and have held residencies in several music institutes including, at the
start of their career, the first such post at the University of Cambridge and
latterly at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where they are visiting
International Fellows in Chamber Music.
The quartet will play Oban Music Society, at St John’s Cathedral, on Sunday November 10 at 3pm.