The Carsaig Quartet was established in 2019, bringing together four award-winning young musicians from the UK, the Netherlands and Portugal. The Quartet is named after an exceptionally beautiful cove on the Western Isles of Scotland, close to where the group’s members first met and played together. The Carsaig Quartet are closely mentored by the Doric Quartet, as well as receiving coaching from David Waterman, Alina Ibragimova and Richard Ireland. They have taken part in several projects arranged by ChamberStudio in London.
The Quartet will undertake a residency in Aldeburgh through the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme, including several performances at the Jubilee Hall. They will perform at the Romsey Chamber Music Festival and have been reinvited for a residency in association with the Mendelssohn on Mull Festival, including performances throughout the year across Scotland. As Musethica artists they will perform throughout Europe. They have appeared at London venues including St Martin-in-the-Fields and has worked with luthiers at W. E. Hill & Sons to ‘premiere’ a new quartet of instruments. The Quartet has broadcast on National German Radio and upcoming tours also include performances in the Netherlands and Portugal.
The quartet is privileged to perform on exceptional instruments by Rocca, Grancino, and Robert Brewer Young.