2014 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 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 2014 Masterclass programme. 

Masterclass Programme Director:  Christopher Marwood

Three to four times daily from Saturday 28 June to Friday 4 July / See times in daily listings
In the Maritime Hotel all days except on Friday 4 July in The Mariner  / FREE ADMISSION

Tutors: Members of Vanbrugh Quartet, The Danish String Quartet, Doric String Quartet, Zemlinsky Quartet, Alina Ibragimova, Gergana Gergova, , Alban Gerhardt, Lise Berthaud, Violin Makers Ireland

Delmege Quartet

Thomas Aldren, Kirsty Lovie [violins], Elizabeth Boyce [viola], Hannah Innes, [cello]

Benz Quartet
Patrick Rafter, Siobhán Doyle [violins] David Kenny [viola] Aoife Burke [cello]

Cepheus Quartet
Eoin Ducrot, Brendan Garde [violins], Ed Creedon [viola], Sinead O'Halloran [cello]

Arioso Quartet
David Tobin, Abigail McDonagh [violins], Martin Moriarty [viola], Chris Ellis [cello]

The Masterclass Programme is generously supported by Vanburgh Quartet Scholarship Fund and The ACE Foundation. Delmege Quartet is the winner of the 2013-14 Davey Poznanski Quartet Scheme at the Royal Academy of Music, London.