Biggar Music Club brings yet another internationally acclaimed attraction to the town tonight (Friday) when its January concert will be given by the Benyounes String Quartet.
This is a young British ensemble but one which has already enjoyed major success, winning the 2012 International Sandor Vegh String Quartet titlet in Budapest and taking second place in the 2014 Orlando International String Quartet Comepetition.
The players are Zara Benyounes and Emily Holland, violins, Tetsuumi Ngata, viola, and Kim Vaughan, cello, and they take to the Municipal Hall stage at 8pm on Friday with a programme which includes string quartets by Mozart in C, K465, Dissonance; and Mendelssohn in F minor, Op. 80; and the String Quartet by Debussy.
Formed in 2007 at the Northern School of Music, the foursome has since delved into musical styles rangung from chamber music to jazz and recently released their debut recording, Mozart Piano Concertos with pianist Jeremy Young on Meridian Records and are part of a collaborative recording of the complete works for string quartet by Mendelssohn, released by Champs Hill.
Tickets for the Biggar concert cost £11, and will be available at the door; students and accompanied children are free. For further information, contact the secretary of the Music Club, Margaret Filshie, tel: 01899 220119, or visit the website, www.biggarmusic.org.uk.