End of navigation bar



Brodsky Quartet

Gina McCormack, violin
Ian Belton, violin
Paul Cassidy, viola
Jacqueline Thomas, cello


Borodin Scherzo in D for String Quartet
Schubert String Quartet No.13 in A minor, D.804 ('Rosamunde')
James MacMillan 'For Sonny' & 'Memento'
Shostakovich String Quartet No.9 in E flat, Op.117

Our Patron, Gina McCormack, is back in Peebles - this time as First Violin of the Brodsky Quartet, widely regarded as one of the world’s finest, and making an eagerly awaited return to Peebles.

Their programme opens with an energetic scherzo by Borodin, which he later orchestrated for inclusion in his unfinished Third Symphony. This is followed by Schubert’s ever-popular ‘Rosamunde’ Quartet, full of the composer’s characteristic lyricism yet tinged with the despondency he felt due to his failing health.

After two miniatures by James MacMillan, the concert ends with Shostakovich's enigmatic 9th Quartet. Although often regarded as one of his more exuberant, there are also moments of darkness as well as of contentment before the exhilarating tour-de-force of a finale.

Don’t miss the chance to hear this great quartet in a fascinating and wide-ranging programme.

About the Brodsky Quartet

To find out more about the Brodsky Quartet, please visit www.brodskyquartet.co.uk (opens in a new tab).

What Others Are Saying

"The finest playing I've heard in a long time; fiercely focused, blazing with integrity and brilliantly imagined." (The Telegraph)
"The players have tenderness and intensity, especially in [Zemlinsky’s] long, single movement Quartet No 2..." (Financial Times)

Ticket Prices
Adults £15
School pupils FREE
Students under 25 in full-time education FREE
Tickets are available from the Eastgate Theatre box office,
either in person or by phone (01721 725777)

CMS logo

This concert is subsidised by Chamber Music Scotland through funding provided by Creative Scotland.