Gina McCormack has reluctantly decided to leave the Brodsky Quartet for family reasons. Her husband, Leif, is suffering from MND (Motor Neurone Disease) and she feels she cannot commit to the Quartet’s busy schedule when concerts start again.

“Our time together as a quartet was sadly far too short, but I leave with enough fabulous musical and culinary memories to last me a lifetime!”

The other members of the Quartet comment:

“We are immensely sad to be losing Gina. She and Leif will remain at the forefront of our thoughts as they strive to negotiate his illness.

“Our short time together was hugely productive, rewarding and immensely fun. Gina has left us with many memories and we shall miss her enormously.

“The current performance restrictions however, have allowed us the opportunity to consider our future without Gina. We three have decided to continue working together and are relieved and thrilled to have found a new colleague; the wonderful Krysia Osostowicz.

“Krysia has spent her professional life immersed in chamber music, including 25 years with the Dante String Quartet. Having known each other since student days, our similar journeys have converged with serendipity at this new phase in the Brodsky Quartet’s life as we approach our 50th anniversary season. Welcome Krysia.”