Quay Quartet

Instruments: Masterclass Programme Ensembles | String Quartets

Kate Ní Shé, Anna Jansson [violins]
Conor Galvin [viola]
Roisín Fleming [cello]

The Quay Quartet, founded in 2019, is made up of four CIT Cork School of Music students. All four are current members of the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland and three have played with the Cork Youth Orchestra. The quartet is tutored by Gregory Ellis, formerly of the Vanbrugh String Quartet.

Kate studies violin with Colette O’Brien as well as learning piano with Nicholas O’Halloran.   In addition to her numerous prizes at Feis Maitiú she also won the CSM Junior Concerto Competition in 2018. Kate also plays traditional Irish music on fiddle and concertina.

Anna is currently a violin student of Katherine Hunka. She is a multiple prize-winner at both ESB Feis Ceoil and Feis Maitiú and is also a piano student of Mary Beattie.

Conor is a viola student of Simon Aspel and a violin student of Eithne Willis. He also studied piano with Tom Jansson and French Horn with Sean Clinch and is a Feis Maitiú prizewinner.

A cello student of Christopher Marwood and piano student of Conor Palliser, Roisín has won prizes at ESB Feis Ceoil, Feis Maitiú and CIT CSM on both cello and piano.

The Quay Quartet ©Ellen Jansson
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