Gina McCormack joins the ensemble in May 2019

Gina McCormack

Gina McCormack

The Brodsky Quartet will be acquiring a new first violinist in May 2019: Gina McCormack will replace Daniel Rowland, who is leaving to pursue a solo career after twelve years with the quartet in which they accepted an exclusive recording contract with Chandos and became Artistic Associates at London’s Kings Place.

Gina McCormack is a highly sought-after violinist, who has given regular solo performances at Wigmore Hall, the South Bank Centre and venues across the country.

She studied with György Pauk at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, and attended masterclasses with Sandor Vegh, Dorothy DeLay, Andras Mihaly and Siegmund Nissel from the Amadeus Quartet.  

For thirteen years McCormack was the leader of the Sorrel Quartet, with whom she was frequently heard on BBC Radio Three. She then led the Maggini Quartet for two years, and decided to leave the group in March 2010 to focus on her solo work.

In addition, she spent 11 years as professor of Violin at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and is currently teaching at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow.

Paul Cassidy, the Brodsky’s violist commented: ‘We consider ourselves truly blessed to have encountered someone with such experience and commitment to the cause as Gina McCormack. We could not have dreamed of a more perfect partner to accompany us on our continued journey as a quartet. Avanti!!’

The quartet thanks Daniel for his ’wonderful collaboration’ over the past twelve years and wish him well in the future.