2013 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.

2013 Ensembles
Berndadel Quartet, Cairde Quartet, Cepheus Quartet and Chiral Quartet

2013 Tutors
Members of RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet, Kelemen Quartet, Cuarteto Casals, Quatuor Danel, Jupiter Quartet, Leonard Elschenbroich, Ayane Kosaza, Ioana Petcu-Colan and Silvia Simionescu.