Very sadly, we have to inform you that the concert which was to have been given by the Fitzroy Quartet on Friday 20th March in Nairn Community & Arts Centre has been cancelled.
FITZROY QUARTET CONCERT
The tour promoters for this concert, the Tunnell Trust, have informed us that several Clubs and Societies have cancelled bookings which were to have been part of the tour promotion, making it unviable. As one of the remaining Music Clubs and Societies, we have therefore been advised to CANCEL the upcoming concert.
POTENTIAL RESCHEDULING OF CONCERTS
The Trust intends to discuss whether it may be able to reschedule these Tours with Clubs and Societies and continues to hope that this may be possible.
As they say, "These are tricky times for everyone and in particular for the freelance musicians who will struggle to make a living very soon."
We very much regret having to bring you this bad news and will keep you informed of any further developments. Best wishes to you all. Stay safe and well,
15 March 2020
Winners of the Beethoven Prize at the 2nd International Beethoven Chamber Music Competition in 2017, the Fitzroy Quartet formed at the Royal Academy of Music in 2014 and is currently 'Associate Ensemble' at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. They come to us as winners of a Tunnell Trust award, which helps outstanding young chamber groups to launch their careers, and have assistance from the Tunnell Trust. As of September 2017 they were invited to become artists on the Belcea Quartet Charitable Trust where they are now receiving tuition from members of the Belcea Quartet.
The quartet has received many awards and prizes including the St Peters Eaton Square Prize, the Wolfe Wolfinssohn Prize and the Sir John Barbirolli Memorial Prize; they also reached the final of Royal Overseas League Competition in 2017 and are gaining an international reputation.