Tuesday, 3 June 2014
From Sheena Wellington:
Tomorrow's Lunchtime Recital is at 1.15pm and features the Erskine String Quartet sponsored by Live Music Now. Admission is free, although donations for Live Music Now are welcome.
The Erskine String Quartet comprises four of Scotland's leading professional string players, all in high demand as freelance performers in Scotland. They are Aaron McGregor, violin, Daniel Paterson, violin, Emma Peebles, viola and Duncan Strachan, cello.
Graduates of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, the Erskine String Quartet is one of the country's most popular and versatile string groups.
They have recently been accepted onto the Yehudi Menuhin LiveMusicNow Scheme, a renowned international programme providing live music to audiences including the children and elderly in venues across the UK. They are the first string quartet to win a place on this scheme since 1987.
Collectively their wealth of experience includes performing with various orchestras and ensembles including the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Opera, Scottish Ballet, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Music Players and Raymond Gubbay Orchestras.
Additionally members have played with several smaller groups including Red Note, Scottish Chamber Music Players, Scottish Ensemble and the Ambassador Theatre Group. This has included appearances at various festivals across the UK and Europe including the St Magnus Festival, S-O-U-N-D Aberdeen, Mendelssohn on Mull, Edinburgh International (and Fringe), Schleswig-Holstein and Musique Cordiale.