VIDEO: Gildas String Quartet in concert on Bute

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The Gildas String Quartet brought Bute Arts Society’s 2014-15 concert season to a close at Rothesay Joint Campus on Friday night.

The group - Christopher Jones (violin), Gemma Sharples (violin), Kay Stephen (viola) and Anna Menzies (cello) began their programme for the evening with Mozart’s Adagio and Fugue in C minor (K546), and continued with Leos Janacek’s String Quartet No. 1, also known as ‘the Kreutzer sonata’.

The Gildas Quartet in concert for Bute Arts Society at Rothesay Joint Campus on Friday, March 6, 2015.

The Gildas Quartet in concert for Bute Arts Society at Rothesay Joint Campus on Friday, March 6, 2015.

Their final piece was Beethoven’s String Quartet Op. 59 No. 2 in E minor (the last few bars of which are featured in the video above), while they added Edvard Grieg’s Romance for String Quartet in G minor as an encore.

Full review in the next issue of The Buteman - on sale from Thursday, March 12.