2018 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 take place up to four times daily throughout the Festival and are FREE. Details & daily listings of the 2018 Masterclass Programme are available to view here

2018 Masterclass programme

Masterclass Programme Director: Christopher Marwood

Tutors: Andreas Reiner, Liana Gourdjia, members of Quatuor Danel, Apollon Musagète Quartet, Dudok Kwartet, Camerata Øresund and Alina Ibragimova and Christopher Marwood

Student Quartets:

  • Halcyon Quartet: Claudia Fuller, Leidy Sinclair, Nathalie Green-Buckley, Hee Yeon Cho
  • Beckett Quartet: Richard Thomas, Claire Austen, Fiachra de hOra, Cormac O Briain
  • Red Abbey Quartet: Kevin Jansson, Kate Fleming, Seamus Hickey, Zoë Nagle
  • Doolan Quartet: David McElroy, Rachel Masterson, Martha Campbell, Grace Coughlan

The Masterclass Programme is generously supported by The Hargreaves & Ball Trust, David Stang and the National String Quartet Foundation.

2018 Baroque Masterclasses 

Masterclass Programme Director: Peter Spissky

Tutors: Peter SpisskyMarcus Mohlin


  • Westland Baroque: Jenna Raggett, Aisling Lyons, Gabriele Dikcuite, Matthew Breen