2017 Masterclass Programme

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, 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.

Masterclasses run daily throughout the Festival and are FREE. Below are details of the 2016 Masterclass programme. 

2017 Masterclass programme

Masterclass Programme Director: Christopher Marwood

Tutors: Vanbrugh Quartet, Nurit StarkBorusan QuartetLawrence PowerKelemen QuartetAdrian BrendelChiaroscuro QuartetPieter WispelweyLilli MaijalaTamsin Waley-Cohen

Hydra Quartet: Eoin Ducrot, Brendan Garde, Ed Creedon, Aoife Burke

Elm Quartet: Phoebe White, Cillian O’Breachain, Alison Comerford, Yseult Cooper

Beara Quartet: Siobhan Doyle, Jane Hackett, David Kenny, Eugene Lamy Alves

Behn Quartet: Kate Oswin, Alicia Berendse, Lydia Abell, Ghislaine McMullin 

The Masterclass Programme is generously supported by Vanbrugh Quartet Scholarship Fund


Masterclass Programme Director: Peter Spissky

Daily from Saturday 2 July to Wednesday 6 July and town concert Thursday 7 July. 

Tutors: Peter SpisskyTörbjorn KöhlFredrik Bock

Bantry Baroque: Caitriona O’Mahony, Aingeala de Burca, Norah O'leary, Kaisamaija Uljas