Richard Ireland

Instruments: Masterclass Programme Tutors

London-born into a musical family, Richard is one of the UK’s leading chamber musicians and has been a regular performer at all of the major chamber music venues across Europe.

Richard is Professor of Violin at the Royal Academy of Music in London, and is sought after as a performance coach by musicians at all stages of their careers.  He is a visiting professor for the Chamber Music in Residence series at Snape Maltings, and he directs the Residency programme at the String Quartet Biennale in Amsterdam.

In 2010 Richard founded and is now Artistic Director of ChamberStudio which provides high-level coaching and support to professional chamber groups in the early stages of their careers.

In recognition of his teaching and his work creating ChamberStudio, Richard was awarded the 2014 Cobbett Medal for service to chamber music. Previous recipients include Emanuel Hurwitz, Hugh Maguire, Pablo Casals, Dame Myra Hess and even Sir Edward Elgar in 1928!

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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