Moving On Music presents the award winning, “brilliantly fresh, unexpected and exhilarating” Maxwell Quartet on tour of NI.

Now firmly regarded as one of Britain's finest young string quartets, the Maxwell Quartet have a strong connection to their folk music heritage and a commitment to bringing together wide-ranging projects and programmes to expand the string quartet repertoire.

The quartet performs regularly across the UK, Europe and their debut tour of the USA in 2019 saw performances to sold out venues in New York, Florida, California and Washington. In 2020, the quartet undertook a 35-date tour of the United States. The quartet’s collaborators have included the Danish String Quartet, Calidore Quartet, pianist Imogen Cooper, clarinettist Kari Krikku, baritone Roderick Williams, and folk duo Chris Stout & Catriona McKay.

The Quartet have released two records on Linn Records (2019, and 2021) featuring string quartets by Haydn alongside the quartet’s own compositions based on Scottish traditional folk music and received unanimously glowing reviews from international press. Their third album ‘Gather’ (released in 2023) is a musical foraging project, bringing together different elements of Scottish traditional music into new compositions for the quartet.

The concert programme for Bangor will feature Haydn’s String Quartet in E flat no.1, Beethoven’s String Quartet in C sharp minor, Op 131 and ‘Gather’, a selection of Scottish folk music arrangements from their most recent album. 

“Take note of the Maxwell Quartet… they bring charisma and a sense of adventure to their programmes”

New York Times

“Brilliantly fresh, unexpected and exhilarating”

The Scottish Herald

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Terms and conditions

  • Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable, so please check all details carefully when booking.
  • Please be advised that under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.
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Bangor Castle
The Chamber


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Bangor Castle

Castle Park
BT20 4BN
United Kingdom