Concert 6

19 March 2023

Resol String Quartet

Maria Vila Ariza (violin 1)     Annabel Kidd (violin 2)
Raphael Chinn (viola)     Futo Yamane (cello)

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 more inclusive both in the present and for the future.

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.

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 2022 they made their Conway Hall Debut as part of their historic ‘Sunday Concert Series’.

During March to May 2023 they will be on a Female Composers Tour around the UK, and are really happy to be including Dunfermline as one of the stops on their tour. They chose American and European composers because they want to raise the awareness of audiences around different compositional styles within the same time-frame. In Florence Price’s String Quartet there is a clear inspiration with jazz and during the same period Rebecca Clark and Henriëtte Bosmans had a clear influence from Ralph Vaughan Williams and Frank Bridge. It promises to be a very engaging and exciting programme!  

Tonight's programme

Rebecca Clarke: Poem for String Quartet
Henriëtte Bosmans: String Quartet 
Florence Price: String Quartet in A minor

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