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We were shocked to hear of the sudden death, on April 10th 2017, of David Angel – 2nd violin of the Maggini Quartet. His quartet colleagues, Julian, Martin and Michal write:

“David Angel sadly died on the evening of Monday 10th April, unexpectedly, of a presumed heart attack, on a Maggini Quartet course in Oxford. He died doing what he loved and excelled at – playing, sharing and teaching his total passion for music. A human and musical giant for all who knew him and were fortunate enough to work with him. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and his many colleagues.”

Formed in 1988, the Maggini Quartet is one of the finest British string quartets.  Its acclaimed recordings have won international awards including Gramophone Chamber Music Award of the Year, Diapason d’Or of the Year and a Cannes Classical Award, and have twice been nominated for Grammy Awards. The Quartet’s most recent project has been recording the complete Mendelssohn quartet cycle for Meridian Records.

The Maggini Quartet’s commitment to new music has led to important commissions including works by James MacMillan, Robert Simpson, Eleanor Alberga and Roxanna Panufnik. Their unique collaboration with Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, performing and recording his ten ‘Naxos Quartets’, was hailed as “a 21st century landmark”.

The Maggini Quartet appears frequently in prestigious concert series at home and abroad and makes regular media broadcasts. Recent international visits have included Dubai, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Germany and France. They also have an annual summer tour in Norway and will be returning to Denmark for a major tour in 2017.

The Magginis are renowned for their interpretations of British Repertoire and The Glory of the English String Quartet continues to be an important ongoing initiative, drawing upon the wonderful repertoire which the Quartet is committed to bringing to a worldwide audience.

In addition to their concert activity, the members of the Quartet have an international reputation as chamber music coaches. They hold several UK residencies and have worked at the UK’s senior music institutions.

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"They play with great beauty of tone and variety of colour and with passionate expressiveness." Michael Oliver - Gramophone


Available repertoire.....

Haydn…..Quartet in B flat, op.55 no.3

I. Allegro

II. Adagio cantabile

III. Menuetto

IV. Presto

Coming soon.....

Julian Leaper – violin 1

David Angel – violin 2

Martin Outram – viola

Michal Kaznowski – cello