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From beaming optimism to aching poignancy: an ensemble of SCO strings takes you on a profound emotional journey in the Season’s final chamber concert. Dvořák’s Quintet teems with melting Bohemian melody, while the infectious eagerness of Bartók’s vibrant Romanian Folk Dances draws on his own musical research in the country. Strauss’ intensely personal Metamorphosen, however, is a tragic reflection on the devastation the composer saw during World War Two – heartrending, gripping and deeply cathartic.
Single tickets on sale at the Queen's Hall box office from Thursday 10 May.
Benjamin Marquise Gilmore grew up in England and studied with Natalia Boyarskaya at the Yehudi Menuhin School and Pavel Vernikov at the Vienna Conservatory, as well as with Julian Rachlin, Miriam Fried, and members of the Artis quartet and the Altenberg trio.
Ruth Crouch studied with Emmanuel Hurwitz at the Royal Academy of Music, after which she won scholarships to study for two years with Professor Max Rostal in Switzerland.
Jane Atkins is one of Britain’s most diverse violists with performances encompassing multiple genres including Baroque to Contemporary music, Dance and Jazz.
Felix is originally from Helensburgh and his earliest musical experience was playing the violin with local fiddle bands. He went on to attend the RSAMD Junior School and St. Mary’s Music School in Edinburgh, studying the viola with James Durrant.
Born in Edinburgh, Philip studied with Ruth Beauchamp at St Mary's Music School and subsequently at the RNCM with Emma Ferrand and Ralph Kirshbaum. He also enjoyed mentoring from Steven Isserlis.
Korean born cellist Su-a Lee is one of the highlights of the Scottish music scene. Celebrated wherever she goes, she stands out for her versatility, popularity, and appetite for musical adventure.
Born in Novosibirsk, Russia, Nikita attended the Karaganda Special Music School in Kazakhstan at the age of 7 where he studied double bass with Pavel Bobrovskiy.