The Magginis return to Norway every summer for their annual concert and coaching visit organised by the Norwegian Chamber Music Society. Their time is divided between Nansenskolen, near Lillehammer, and Sund Folkehogskole, near Trondheim. Earlier this year they also visited Bergen, where they performed at the magnificent and newly restored St Mary’s Church.
Other recent international activities have included concerts in France and a tour of Germany, and they have a major tour of Denmark scheduled for 2017.
The Magginis’ collaboration with Meridian Records has seen them recording the complete Mendelssohn quartet cycle.
The Glory of the English String Quartet:
celebrating British chamber music thorough concerts and recordings
The Magginis are renowned for their authoritative interpretations of English chamber music. Their ongoing series of concerts and recordings, the Glory of the English String Quartet, celebrates the rich and diverse English string quartet repertoire, much of which has sadly fallen into neglect over the last century. Using their unparalleled experience in this repertoire, the Maggini Quartet offer carefully devised all-English or mixed programmes of classical quartets alongside English works to suit every occasion and venue.
Lighting the way
Inspired by specialist lighting at the Mazer in Stockholm, the Maggini’s four-armed standard lamp was made for them by renowned restorer and cabinet maker Martin Huggett and is regularly used to light the players’ music at performances.
The Naxos Quartets
This unique collaboration between the Maggini Quartet and Sir Peter Maxwell Davies saw the composition, performance and recording of ten new string quartets over a five-year period. The repertoire generated enormous enthusiasm from audiences and critics, with The Times calling the Naxos cycle ‘a 21st century landmark’. Canterbury Christ Church University, where the Quartet have a long standing residency, has collected a major archive of the whole project, including recordings of performances, rehearsals and workshops.