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Pacifica Quartet

©Lisa-Marie Mazzucco

Masterclass Programme Tutors

String Quartets

Simin Ganatra, Austin Hartman [violins]
Mark Holloway [viola]
Brandon Vamos [cello]

Recognized for its virtuosity, exuberant performance style, and often-daring repertoire choices, the Pacifica Quartet has achieved international recognition as one of the finest chamber ensembles performing today. Named the quartet-in-residence at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music 2012, the Pacifica was previously the quartet-in-residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and received a Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance. In 2017, the Pacifica Quartet led the Center for Advanced Quartet Studies at the Aspen Music Festival and School. Formed in 1994, the Pacifica Quartet won chamber music’s top competitions, including the 1998 Naumburg Chamber Music Award. In 2002 the ensemble received Chamber Music America’s Cleveland Quartet Award and the appointment to Lincoln Center’s The Bowers Program. They were awarded the 2006 Avery Fisher Career Grant. In 2009, the Quartet was named “Ensemble of the Year” by Musical America.

Friday 26 June 2020

1. Opening Concert

Date 26 June 2020
Time 8:00 pm
Location Bantry House
Admission €50/€40/€30/€16
Saturday 27 June 2020

3. Coffee Concert

Centenary of Women’s Suffrage in USA
Date 27 June 2020
Time 11:00 am
Location St. Brendan’s Church
Admission €24/€20/€14/€10

8. Main Evening Concert

Date 27 June 2020
Time 8:00 pm
Location Bantry House
Admission €47/€37/€27/€13
Sunday 28 June 2020

11. Masterclass

Date 28 June 2020
Time 10:00 am
Location The Maritime Hotel
Admission Free

17. Late Great Show

Date 28 June 2020
Time 10:30 pm
Location Bantry House
Admission €15
Monday 29 June 2020

26. Main Evening Concert

Date 29 June 2020
Time 8:00 pm
Location Bantry House
Admission €47/€37/€27/€13
Friday 18 September 2020

Culture Night 2020

Date 18 September 2020
Time 7:00 pm
Location Online / Saint Anthony Park United Church of Christ
Admission Free

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