Erskine String Quartet
The group is comprised of four professional string players, all in high demand as freelance performers in Scotland. All graduates of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland the Erskine String Quartet is one of the country's most popular and versatile string groups.
Collectively their wealth of experience includes performing with various orchestras and ensembles including the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Opera, Scottish Ballet, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Viridian Quartet and the Scottish Chamber Music Players.
The group provides live music for all events including weddings, corporate or private functions, receptions, parties, ceremonies, concerts, recordings, gigs, tours, festivals and more.
They create the perfect atmosphere for your event whether you require quality background music or something more centre-stage.
Comfortable playing at any event and in all genres of music from Classical to Jazz and Folk to Pop, the Erskine Quartet is the perfect addition to any event.
Test Music Samples
Samples of the music of the Erskine String Quartet are available on SoundCloud by clicking this link.
Aaron McGregor (Violin)
Aaron McGregor was brought up and educated in Kirkwall, Orkney and graduated with a first class Bmus (hons) degree from The University of Edinburgh in July 2009. He continued his studies at the RSAMD, graduating with a PGDip violin performance in 2010.
He has led a number of orchestras, including NYOS, the RSAMD Symphony Orchestra and the Edinburgh University Symphony Orchestra, as well as giving numerous concerto performances.
Since joining the RSAMD, he has taken part in apprenticeship schemes with Scottish Opera and the RSNO, and has appeared as a freelance player with the RSNO and Ludus Baroque. Aaron’s achievements both academically and as a performer have been recognised in a number of prizes, including the Janet Buckley Early Music Prize, the Niecks Essay Prize, the Sir Thomas Beecham Instrumental Award the Willie and Betty McPherson Prize for Violin.
He is also a two-time recipient of the Donald Dewar Arts Award, in recognition of which he performed solo in the Scottish Parliament in 2005. Aaron is a managing partner of the Erskine Quartet.
Emma Peebles began playing the Viola aged 12 after which she studied in the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama Junior department with James Durrant.
Following this, she gained an RSAMD BMus and Postgraduate Diploma under the tutelage of Catherine Marwood. In that time she performed in masterclasses with Robin Ireland, Barbara Westphal and Garth Knox. Emma also gained prizes in orchestral playing and enjoyed participating in chamber music coached by the Brodsky Quartet.
Emma is currently living and working in Glasgow as a freelance violist playing with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Scottish Opera, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the Viridian Quartet, resident at Glasgow University.
Daniel Paterson was born in Edinburgh in 1987 and began the violin at the age of 6. He studied with Nigel Murray and latterly with Olivier Lemoine at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland where he gained a Postgraduate Diploma, BMus Honours in violin performance and prizes for chamber music.
During this time he led the RCS Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra and Opera Orchestra. He has performed extensively in Europe in venues including the Leipzig Gewandhaus and festivals including the Edinburgh International, Schleswig-Holstein, Celtic Connections, Sound Thought, Glasgow Film, Sound Festival and PLUG.
Daniel has performed with groups including the Scottish Chamber Music Players, the Ambassador Theatre Group, Dundee Repertory Theatre and Vignette Productions.
Daniel is also a founding member of the Glasgow-based Viridian Quartet who are resident quartet at Glasgow University. Daniel is also a member of the Eris Quartet in Edinburgh and is a managing partner of the Erskine Quartet. He currently balances a performing and teaching career in Glasgow.
Duncan Strachan began learning cello at the age of 5 with Audrey Scott in Lochaber, before studying with Pat Hair and William Conway at St Mary's Music School in Edinburgh. In 2009, Duncan graduated from St Catherine's College, Oxford, with a double first class honours in Music. There, he studied cello with Colin Carr and chamber music with Laurence Dreyfus.
Duncan then gained a Masters of Music degree from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, under the tutelage of Robert Irvine. He has been the recipient of numerous prizes, including the Leask Music Scholarship, Smith Music Prize, the John McInulty Prize, the Waddell Prize for Scottish string players, and the 2010-11 Busenhart Morgan-Evans Award, in association with the Worshipful Company of Musicians. He is currently cellist in the Maxwell Quartet and the Alba Piano Trio.
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