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 making more inclusive both in the present and for the future. The Resol String Quartet aim to bring their shared ideals of honesty and friendship to all that they do.
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 of 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.
Recently, 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 2020, the quartet were privileged to open the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Rosin Chamber Festival, alongside the world-renowned Brodsky String Quartet. In the same year, the quartet won First Prize in the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Mabel Glover String Quartet Competition, were awarded the Mary D Adams prize for chamber music and placed in the Governors Chamber Music Competition.
The quartet's determination, resilience and passion for chamber music was apparent when they made the decision to continue to rehearse together during the COVID-19 pandemic, even when members were in different parts of the world, coming together online for artistic discussions and rehearsals. Following this, when the members were reunited, the ensemble hosted four online performances, with repertoire from Boccherini, to Shostakovich and Jessie Montgomery.
The ensemble were invited to perform for the Brunton Chamber Music Recital Series in August 2020 with an immediate re-invitation for August 2021. The ensemble have also performed at the avant-garde venue Pianodrome in Edinburgh. Future plans include a concert tour in Sussex over the first two and a half weeks of September, bringing music by Brighton born composer Frank Bridge, amongst others. This tour will also include masterclasses in local schools, such as Brighton College, where the quartet will be working with the students, inspiring them with their love of chamber music.
Resol Quartet have received masterclasses and coaching from: Donald Grant, Guillaume Sutre, Peter Salaff, Shelia Browne, Greg Lawson, the Brodsky Quartet, David Watkin, and Manchester Collective.