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."
"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."
Quartet - String Quartet
- Maria Vila Ariza - Violin 1
- Annabel Kidd - Violin 2
- Raphael Chinn - Viola
- Futo Yamane - Cello
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"
Shostakovich Quartet No. 3 in F Major, Op. 73
Shostakovich Quartet No. 7 in f-sharp minor, Op. 108
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 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 the same year, they made their Perth Concert Hall debut, were named as one of Chamber Music Scotland’s ‘One’s to Watch’ and were accepted to work with Live Music Now Scotland. They also appeared live on BBC Radio Scotland’s ‘Classics Unwrapped’.
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, and run two of their own concert tours in Sussex (September 2021) and the West of Scotland (November- December 2021). The West of Scotland tour was in collaboration with classical Saxophonist Richard Scholfield and brought a varied programme of original arrangements to rural island communities. This tour was funded by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland. Education is an important aspect of the quartet’s work. Their recent concert tours saw them visit 6 schools in the communities they visited.
Resol Quartet have received masterclasses and coaching from: Joseph Swenson, Donald Grant, Peter Salaff, Greg Lawson, the Brodsky Quartet, David Watkin, and Manchester Collective.