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Resol String Quartet

"The Resol quartet... is making an impact for the dedication and passion in its playing. What they are doing is marvellous, for chamber music and for us, while lockdown continues to quash live performance."

David White, ArtMagUk, 2021

Arresting and engaging from the outset... a beautifully-shaped, playful interpretation with an unforced, instinctively musical sense of direction as well as real clarity... a fully-achieved and intensely musical interpretation; one to revisit with real pleasure."

Richard Bratby, adjudicator, CAVATINA Intercollegiate Chamber Music Competition, 2021

Quartet - String Quartet

Instrumentation

  • Maria Vila Ariza - Violin 1
  • Annabel Kidd - Violin 2
  • Raphael Chinn - Viola
  • Futo Yamane - Cello

Repertoire

Beethoven Quartet Op.18 nos. 4, 5, 6

Boccherini Quartet in B-flat Major Op. 2 no. 2

Bridge "Three Idylls" for String Quartet, H. 67

Dvorak Quartet No. 12 in F Major, "American" Op. 96

Haydn Quartet in C Major, Op. 20 No. 2

Haydn Quartet in C Major, Op. 76 No. 3 "Emperor"

Haydn Quartet in D Major, Op. 76 No. 5

Jessie Montgomery "Strum"

Mendelsshon Quartet No. 2 in a minor, Op. 13

Mozart Quartet No.17 in B-flat Major K. 458 "The Hunt"

Mozart Quartet No.19 in C Major K. 465 "Dissonance"

Nielsen Quartet in f minor Op. 5 No. 2

Philip Glass "Company"

Puccini "Crisantemi"

Shostakovich Quartet No. 3 in F Major, Op. 73

Shostakovich Quartet No. 7 in f-sharp minor, Op. 108

Biography

Friends joined through their love of chamber music, the Resol String Quartet formed in the Autumn of 2018 at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, with a vision to make classical music making more inclusive both in the present and for the future. The Resol String Quartet bring their shared ideal of honesty to all that they do.

In a constant pursuit for excellence, these young artists share their joy of music making and act as ambassadors for chamber music, keeping it alive in today’s society. The group feel just as at home in education and care settings as they do on the concert platform and strive to blend all of this work together. In the concert hall they approach their interpretations from a historically informed perspective, bringing a unique take on repertoire from all eras.

Recently, in May 2021, the quartet were awarded both the First Prize, and Audience Prize in the CAVATINA Competition at the Wigmore Hall, representing the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

In 2020, the quartet were privileged to open the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Rosin Chamber Festival, alongside the world-renowned Brodsky String Quartet. In the same year, the quartet won First Prize in the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Mabel Glover String Quartet Competition, were awarded the Mary D Adams prize for chamber music.

The ensemble were invited to perform for the Brunton Chamber Music Recital Series in August 2020 with an immediate re-invitation for November 2021. The ensemble have also performed at the avant-garde venue Pianodrome in Edinburgh. Future plans include a performance in Perth Concert Hall on November 2nd, and a concert tour in the Scottish highlands and Islands with classical Saxophonist Richard Scholfield, in November and December. This tour will also include masterclasses in local schools.

Resol Quartet have received masterclasses and coaching from: Donald Grant, Guillaume Sutre, Peter Salaff, Shelia Browne, Greg Lawson, the Brodsky Quartet, David Watkin, and Manchester Collective.

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