The Pleyel Quartet brings together some of Scotland’s finest professional musicians.
We are all classically trained to the highest standard. We also each have over 20 years of experience in performing, having appeared in concert halls as far afield as Russia and the United States, as well as closer to home in the UK and throughout Europe.
With varied musical interests (ranging from Baroque and early Classical music, through to jazz and Scottish folk music) we play an extensive repertoire –everything from Bach to Bacharach!
As well as our work as performers, we are also well-known as composers and arrangers of music, as academics, and are sought after as teachers of our instruments.
Lawrence has been performing professionally for 25 years. After studying music in Manchester Lawrence returned to Scotland where he is much in demand as a chamber musician, soloist and teacher.
Sonia has been playing professionally for 20 years. She studied music in Glasgow and then in Florence. After graduating with a degree in performance and music history she went on to study for a PhD in eighteenth-century music in Scotland and is acknowledged as an expert in this field.
Tom has been playing professionally for 30 years. He studied in Glasgow and then London where he remained for many years playing for symphony orchestras, opera, ballet and West End shows appearing regularly at the Royal Albert Hall and Royal Festival Hall as well as recording at Abbey Road Studios.
Wendy has been playing professionally for 25 years. She has performed the world over, including (closer to home) on the Royal Yacht Britannia and at the Scottish Parliament.