This was a splendid concert with truly masterful performances.
The splendid Sinopia Quartet played a delicious concert ... From 18th century Haydn, through Schubert's exciting Quartettsatz to Frank Bridge's Three Idylls, and the terrific American Quartet by Dvorak, the vigorous youthful ensemble were unfailingly graceful and warmly engaged with each other.
Quartet - String Quartet
- Dániel Máté Mészöly - Violin
- Gabi Maas - Violin
- Liam Lynch - Viola
- Laura Sergeant - Cello
Bartok: Romanian Dances
Beethoven: Quartet op.18 no.4
Beethoven: Quartet op. 95 "Serioso"
Bloch: In the Mountains
Borodin: String Quartet no. 2
Bridge: Three Idylls
Coleridge-Taylor: 5 Fantasiestücke
Debussy: Quartet in G minor
Dvorak: Quartet in F "American"
Haydn: op. 76 no. 1
Haydn: op. 76 no. 2 "Fifths"
Haydn: op. 76 no. 3 "Emperor"
Haydn: op. 76 no. 4 "Sunrise"
Les Vendredis: 16 Pieces
Mendelssohn: Quartet in A minor op. 13
Mozart: Quartet in G major, K387
Mozart: Quartet in C major, K465
Saint-George: Quartet no.4 in C minor
Schubert: Quartet in D Minor "Death and the Maiden"
Stravinsky: Three Pieces
Takemitsu: A Way A Lone
Founded in 2012 by four young string players then at the start of their professional careers, the Sinopia Quartet is now well known to audiences in music clubs and societies throughout Scotland. The 2018-19 season included a six-concert tour of Argyll and Bute and concerts in Banchory, Thurso, Orkney and Inverness.
The quartet's members have appeared with other chamber groups including the Scottish Ensemble, Concerto Caledonia, Brodick Quartet, Red Note Ensemble and the Broen Ensemble. They have performed at festivals including the St Magnus Festival, Mendelssohn on Mull, BBC Proms, Sound, The Cottier Chamber Project, Edinburgh International Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Festival and Musique Cordiale. As orchestral players they regularly play with the London Symphony Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique and all of the Scotland based orchestras. The members are also active as baroque and period performers and play other instruments including viola da gamba and nyckelharpa.