They’re back! A year after their hugely successful concert in Brodick last year, the four young players of this charming and talented group are paying another visit to the island. Their concert is in Brodick Village Hall at 7.30 pm on Saturday, 17th February. As before the Quartet consists of Ben Norris and Katrina Lee on violin, Liam Brolly on viola and Alice Allen on cello. All four, three from different parts of Scotland, one from Yorkshire, have studied variously at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (Glasgow), Royal Northern College of Music (Manchester) and Royal College of Music (London). All of them also play with distinguished groups such as the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Scottish Opera.
They are passionate about attracting audiences who might not normally approach a classical concert and each have their own broad musical tastes outside the classical genre. This was proved by the audience they attracted last year. For those who have forgotten or didn’t know, their name comes from their special love for Arran, having spent time here on trips from family holidays to hillwalking and geology expeditions. With such fond memories, they all agreed on the name “Brodick Quartet”, and they can’t wait to be back. Their programme this year consists of great pieces by Schubert (Death and the Maiden) and Tchaikovsky. So there are good musical reasons to come and hear these first class young musicians, apart from their love of Arran. Seating at the concert will be in café style, and you can bring a bottle if you like. Tickets will be available on the door on the night, in advance from Inspirations of Arran in Brodick, or online from www.arranevents.com And please note that children are admitted free, together with one accompanying adult.