2015 Masterclass Programme

Details of the 2015 Masterclass Programme can be found below. 2016 Master class Programme will be announced in December 2015

The West Cork Chamber Music Festival is not just a week of extraordinary concerts in a fabulous setting.  It is also a summer meeting-point for top young ensembles from conservatoires in Cork, Dublin and Manchester, where advanced students have the opportunity to immerse themselves without distraction in the world of chamber music and, guided by some of the world’s finest artists, to explore its great riches. 

The opportunity to take part in Masterclasses and the experience of preparing for concerts at the end of the week are of considerable value in themselves, but the benefits of attending the Festival go further: behind the scenes there is much private tuition going on, and the informal contact between students and artists is a tremendously valuable resource. A number of the participating musicians and ensembles have gone on successful musical careers – including violinists Catherine Leonard and Ioana Petcu-Colan, Carducci and Callino Quartets.

Below are the details of the 2015 Masterclass programme. 

Masterclass Programme Director:  Christopher Marwood

Tutors: Members of Vanbrugh Quartet, Borodin Quartet, Cremona Quartet, Signum Quartet, Benyounes Quartet, Liana Gourdija, Lilli Maijala

Arioso Quartet
David Tobin, Abigail McDonagh, Martin Moriarty, Chris Ellis

Lir Quartet
Alison Comerford, Jennifer Murphy, Siobhan Doyle, Yseult Cooper

Sonoro Quartet
Phoebe White, Colma Ní Bhriain, Ed Creedon, Eugene Alves

Vuillaume Quartet
Marta Kowalczy, Daniel Rainey, Claire Newton, Auriol Evans

The Masterclass Programme is generously supported by Vanburgh Quartet Scholarship Fund. The Vuillaume Quartet has recently been accepted into the Davey Poznanski String Quartet Scheme at the Royal Academy of Music, London.