"Philip Glass’ String Quartet No 2 was brought alive by the visceral rhythmic playing of the Maxwell Quartet" Ken Walton, The Scotsman


"A fascinating, magical experience... The Maxwells were persuasive players...characterful, and beautifully paced playing" David Kettle, The Arts Desk


"The Maxwells were brilliant in Nielsen's First Quartet... as too was their Shostakovich 10,  where they caught the confidentiality of the music by scarcely letting it raise its voice"

Michael Tumelty, The Herald June 2015


"Very fine performances from the Maxwell Quartet... a clear and impassioned reading alive to the score's delicate lyricism and need for control"

Guy Damman, The Guardian January 2015


"Affectionate and warm... the quartet shone in their hands... a persuasive advocacy"

Ivan Hewett, The Telegraph January 2015


"A formidably assured outfit"

The Classical Source January 2015


"A crystalline delicacy"

Hannah Neplin, Financial Times January 2015


"Succinct and beautifully crafted, it felt like every note mattered in the Maxwells’ thoughtful explosive performance"

The Scotsman, September 2014


"Deeply moving and elegiac...terrifically exhilarating"

Michael Tumelty, The Herald Scotland, June 2014


"Totally committed to the music... brought out every nuance in the score... a dramatic and stunning performance"

Mid Argyll Arts Association, January 2014


"...As if they had been together for years... unanimity and heartfelt emotion came across to the audience who responded warmly... reinforced their reputation as one of the best young quartets around"

The Oban Times, January 2014


"thrilling... imagination, daring and poise in equal measure"

Charles Mutter, Director, Loch Shiel Spring Festival, May 2013


"brilliantly fresh, unexpected and exhilarating...  an enlightening and enthralling musical experience" *****

Michael Tumelty, The Herald Scotland, March 2013


"Superbly balanced and articulated... a subtlety and maturity of interpretation that belies their youth" *****

Alistair Massey, Ellon Times, February 2013


"four young men in the prime of life playing with such panache and conviction"

Strathearn Herald, 2012


"This young quartet have honed a fine sense of ensemble and balance" ****, 2012


"high-quality performances... their playing superb... their unaffected enthusiasm is refreshing. A triumph - one which we will never forget."

North Highland Connections, June 2011


"Joseph Haydn’s String Quartet in E Flat major, opus 64, no.6... was very finely paced in what is best described as an astringent reading with a minimum of vibrato (no late 19th century romanticism here) and no leaden-footed galumphing... an ethereal quality... worth a listen"

The Northern Times, July 2011



"a formidably assured outfit" The Classical Source





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