Meraki Quartet

Instruments: Masterclass Programme Ensembles

Julieanne Forrest, Michelle McCarthy [violins]
Kevin O’Loughlin [viola]
Catherine Cotter [cello]

Julieanne studies in the RIAM. She is the NCH Young Musician of the Year for Strings and is Concertmaster of the NYOI. Julieanne made her debut as a soloist with the RTE Concert Orchestra in 2017 and in 2019 played in Carnegie Hall with the New York Concerti Sinfonietta.

Michelle has been playing since the age of four. She is and avid chamber musician and has played in many venues across Ireland. She is currently studying in the CSM.

Kevin is a 17-year-old violist from Dublin. He is currently studying with Simon Aspell at the RIAM. He has won many awards at the Feis Ceoil Dublin, such as the Junior Rosebowl and is also leader of the viola section in the NYOI.

Catherine studies in the RIAM. She is an RIAM Young Scholar and a member of the Eversheds Sutherland Accelerator Academy. She is the lead cellist of the NYOI and a multiple prizewinner at Feis Ceoil.

Arts Council - funding music
Crespo Foundation
Fáilte Ireland
Wild Atlantic Way
Cork County Council
Pure Cork
RTE Lyric FM
Creative Places West Cork Islands
Irish Examiner
Maritime Hotel
IMRO - Irish Music Rights Organisation