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.
The Magginis will also be visiting Bergen in January 2016 and they have a tour of Denmark scheduled for 2017. Recent international activites have included visits to France and a major tour of Germany.
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. The Magginis were delighted to be part of the celebrations taking place at Canterbury Christ Church University on Friday 28 November 2014.