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Haver Quartet

Haver Quartet

“ If you’ve never listened to classical music before – if you’ve never listened to a string quartet, this is the one you’ve got to come to.”

Audience Member - FOLK(ISH), Edinburgh

"I couldn’t help but pull the cheesiest grin from the start of the concert to the end..."

Audience Member - FOLK(ISH), Glasgow

Quartet - String Quartet


  • Charlotte Perkins - Violin
  • Brianna Berman - Violin
  • Sagnick Mukherjee - Viola
  • Peter Phelan - Cello


We explore music that reflects our eclectic tastes, backgrounds, and fields of expertise as a collective. Our repertoire showcases original compositions and adaptations of tunes from various musical traditions across the world alongside pieces by contemporary and classical composers. Past concerts have featured music by Bach, Haydn, and Shaw, alongside adaptations of Scots and Scandinavian folk tunes. Our recording projects span across genres ranging from contemporary hip-hop to late 19th century Bengali art-song.

Our performances are crafted for each venue and audience with the goal of bridging the gap between different sound worlds by creating a compelling and inclusive musical narrative.


Who we are

We met playing in a Scottish street orchestra, and we’ve been on a musical adventure together ever since. We’re in search of challenge, joy, and connection. Our concerts are different: we explore spaces in new ways, chat with audiences, and encourage listeners to participate in whatever ways feel right for them. Clap between movements. Get up and dance. Wear jeans. We’re so glad you’re here.

Our mission

We aim to widen access to live music in Scotland and to explore what a string quartet can be. We operate along three strands of work: ticketed performance, non-ticketed pop-ups, and community engagement work, which centres around creating opportunities for all kinds of folk to make and share music.

What we play

We gleefully cross genre boundaries. Recent projects have brought us into the realms of Scottish, American, and Indian folk music, as well as pop, jazz, and Western classical music. We take pride in tailoring performances to our listeners, curating engaging, participatory experiences for all.