Lauded for their “immensely colourful, lyrical and expressive playing” (Laura Snowden), Quartet Malamatina is an international guitar quartet comprised of Tim Beattie (Canada), Finlay Hay (Scotland), Ross Morris (England), and Lenny Ranallo (USA).
Formed while studying at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Quartet Malamatina have recently performed at the 2021 UN Climate Conference, St Giles’ Cathedral, Big Guitar Weekend Festival in Glasgow, and Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s Fridays at One concert series.
These projects have led them to work with some of the most exciting young filmmakers and composers in the UK, developing programmes that challenge conventions of genre classification and presentation. Members of the quartet have performed at the Queen’s Hall, Brussels International Guitar Festival, Scottish National Gallery, Muziekgebouw (Amsterdam), Scotland House, Iglesia de San Martin (Spain), FirstOntario Concert Hall (Canada), Blair Castle, Drumlanrig Castle, Perth Concert Hall, Glyndebourne Opera, Princess Alexandra Hall (ROSL), and Bilkent Konser Salonu (Ankara).
We welcome Quartet Malamatina to Carlisle for the first time – promising an evening of eclectic and energising live music in the Fratry Hall.
[Image credit: Campbell Parker]