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Christopher Marwood

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Christopher Marwood graduated from Cambridge University in 1983 and went on to study at London’s Royal Academy of Music and Conservatorium Maastricht. Cello teachers included Florence Hooton, David Strange, Ralph Kirshbaum, William Pleeth and Radu Aldulescu. His chamber music mentor for several years was Emmanuel Hurwitz.
As cellist of the Vanbrugh Quartet for 32 years, Christopher Marwood enjoyed a busy career performing throughout Ireland and touring worldwide. The Quartet released over thirty CDs encompassing a wide range of repertoire and including the complete Beethoven quartets (“fine enough to bear comparison with any set” Fanfare, USA). They built up a considerable repertoire including at least sixty Irish works, many of them commissions or premieres. The Quartet’s contribution to music in Ireland was formally recognized in 2016 when they were presented with the National Concert Hall’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Christopher co-founded the West Cork Chamber Music Festival with Francis Humphrys in 1996 and remains director of the Festival’s masterclass programme. He is also director of Ireland’s National String Quartet Foundation. He teaches at CIT Cork School of Music and at the Royal Irish Academy of Music and continues to perform both as soloist and as chamber musician.

Saturday 30 June 2018

2. Masterclass

Date 30 June 2018
Time 10:00 am
Location The Maritime Hotel
Admission Free
Friday 6 July 2018

65. Main Evening Concert

Date 6 July 2018
Time 8:00 pm
Location Bantry House
Admission €47/€37/€27/€13
Saturday 7 July 2018

73. Late Great Show

Date 7 July 2018
Time 10:30 pm
Location St. Brendan’s Church
Admission €14

69. Masterclass

Date 7 July 2018
Time 11:30 am
Location The Maritime Hotel
Admission Free
Sunday 8 July 2018

74. Coffee Concert

Date 8 July 2018
Time 11:00 am
Location St. Brendan’s Church
Admission €20/€14/€10

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