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Festival Highlights

Posted on: Tuesday, 03rd July 2018 @ 2:01pm

We're delighted with the fabulous video footage we're getting this year from Nicola Sersale. We hope you love it too. We'll add to this new item as more videos come in - watch this space!


Saturday 30th June, 2018 West Cork Chamber Music Festival

Enjoy this short series of clips of scenes from the first full day of our 2018 West Cork Chamber Music Festival.

Included are shots of Peter Spissky taking a masterclass with Westland Baroque; Apollon Musagete Quartet performing at the Crespo Series concert; our Violin Making Exhibition; and shots of Bantry House and Bantry town.


Sunday 1st July, 2018 West Cork Chamber Music Festival

Our filmmaker Nicola Sersale captures the magic of London Chamber Brass on Garnish Island, the Young Composers' Forum, Lyudmila Shkirtil and Camerata Øresund in the Coffee Concert and more.


Monday 2nd July, 2018 West Cork Chamber Music Festival

See Ruby Hughes, Mairéad Hickey, Christopher Marwood and others as well as shots of Bantry Bay, St Brendan's Church and Bantry House.


Tuesday 3rd July, 2018 West Cork Chamber Music Festival

See if you can spot Caroline Melzer, Mark Padmore, Nurit Stark, Peter Spissky, Elias Quartet, Julius Drake, instrument makers and many more.


Wednesday 4th July, 2018 West Cork Chamber Music Festival

Our filmmaker, Nicola Sersale, captures the instrument makers, Quatuor Danel, Niek de Groot in conversation with Evelyn Grant, Lyudmila Shkirtil, Yuri Serov, Festival strings, Mark Padmore, Elias Quartet and lovely shots of our audience, Bantry and the surrounding area.


Thursday 5th July, 2018 West Cork Chamber Music Festival

Bantry Bay and town in the sunshine, Voice with West Cork choirs, Ella van Poucke, Christopher Marwood, Lyudmila Shkirtil and Yuri Serov, as well as the people - and ducks - of Bantry!



Video Credit: Nicola Sersale

Our Festival ran from 29 June - 8 July 2018. We'll be back in 2019, from Friday 28th June to Sunday 7th July - for more information, watch this space.

 

Further Programme Change - Concert 40

Posted on: Sunday, 01st July 2018 @ 3:49pm

WEDNESDAY 4 JULY

40 COFFEE CONCERT – ST BRENDAN’S CHURCH

The musicians for this concert have already been changed twice. Unfortunately we are now obliged to change both musicians and programme. The Festival is most grateful for all the generous cooperation and collaboration of all the musicians involved.

Mozart Flute Quartet in D major K.285 will proceed with Fiona Kelly, Liana Gourdjia, Piotr Szumiet and Andreas Brantelid.

The Mozart Divertimento in E flat K563 is however cancelled as, despite finding a replacement viola it proved impossible to readjust schedules to provide sufficient rehearsal time for such an important and complex work.

Instead Quatuor Danel will play Beethoven Quartet No.1 in F major Op.18/1 followed by the Irish premiere of a recently discovered miniature by Mieczyslaw Weinberg Improvisation and Romance for String Quartet.

So the full programme for Event 40 will now be

  • Mozart Flute Quartet in D major K.285 Fiona Kelly, Liana Gourdjia, Piotr Szumiet and Andreas Brantelid.
  • Beethoven Quartet No.1 in F major Op.18/1 Quatuor Danel
  • Mieczyslaw Weinberg Improvisation and Romance for String Quartet. Quatuor Danel

Francis Humphrys, Festival Director

1 July 2018