Performances

Sun 17 Jan,15:00
The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
£6-£16.50
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MARTINŮ
Duo No 2 for violin and cello (12’)
BARTÓK
Contrasts (18’)
MESSIAEN
Quartet for the End of Time (55’)

STEVEN OSBORNE – PIANO
MAXIMILIANO MARTÍN – CLARINET
MARIA WŁOSZCZOWSKA – VIOLIN
PHILIP HIGHAM – CELLO

Written eighty years ago in a Nazi prisoner of war camp as the world seemed to face oblivion, Messiaen’s epic Quartet for the End of Time combines the mind-bendingly complex, the serenely pious, the sentimental and the furious in fantastical musical images inspired by the Book of Revelation.

It’s one of the chamber repertoire’s towering masterpieces and forms the climax of this compelling afternoon of music from SCO Principals, guest violinist Maria Włoszczowska and inspirational Scottish pianist – and Messiaen authority – Steven Osborne.

Digital editions of the programmes are now available for sale for £2 from https://issuu.com/scomusic These can be purchased and read online or downloaded the morning of the first concert of the week. We will then make these available free of charge the following Monday. 
Traditional printed programmes will still be on sale at the venue for £3.

Steven Osborne

Piano

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Winner of the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Instrumentalist of the Year in 2013, pianist Steven Osborne is one of Britain’s most treasured musicians. 
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Maximiliano Martín

Clarinet

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Spanish Clarinettist and international soloist Maximiliano Martín is one of the most exciting and charismatic musicians of his generation.
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Maria Włoszczowska

Violin

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Polish violinist Maria Włoszczowska performs as a soloist, chamber musician and guest concertmaster worldwide.
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Philip Higham

Cello

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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.
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