James Friend

Born and brought up in Edinburgh, James spent most of his working life in Aberdeen as a chest physician, but was always interested in music and spent several years as President of the Aberdeen Chamber Music Concerts organisation, often hosting the visiting musicians. He now lives in the central belt south of Glasgow and has various links to the members of the Roxburgh Quartet.


Thomas Moore

Thomas is an Investment Manager (investing in UK companies) at Aberdeen Standard Investments.

Thomas has enjoyed attending Roxburgh concerts for many years. As a cellist, along with his son, who is lucky enough to be taught by Helen, he knows first-hand how much pleasure music can bring.

He hopes to bring commercial and financial awareness to the group, coupled with an enthusiasm for helping the Roxburgh Quartet to develop.


Alison Murphy

Alison is a Physics teacher in an Edinburgh school but is currently Local Association Secretary for the Edinburgh branch of the Educational Institution of Scotland. Alas, she claims not to have a musical bone in her body, but has thoroughly enjoyed going to Roxburgh concerts over the years. She relishes the mix of music, and the way they really work to engage their audiences. Through her experience organising events in schools (AKA being naturally bossy), coupled with an enthusiasm for the Roxburgh Quartet she hopes this will allow her to help them in organising events and reaching out to a wide audience.

Contact:            07914 909 553                   roxburghquartet@hotmail.co.uk