Aradia Quartet

Instruments: Masterclass Programme Ensembles

Julieanne Forrest, Kate O’Shea [violins]
Eve Quigley [viola]
Aoibhin Keogh Daly [cello]

The Aradia quartet have been playing together since 2020, and are delighted to be returning to West Cork Chamber music festival for the second year in a row. They were the 2022 fellowship quartet at Concorda Chamber Music Course. Kate studies with Katherine Hunka at MTU CSM.  Kate has performed with the Quay quartet, the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland and the Royal Concertgebouworkest Young, and leads the CSM symphony orchestra. Eve is currently studying at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.  She is a prizewinner of numerous Feis Ceoil competitions, including the 2022 Senior viola cup. Eve has played in orchestras including the National Youth orchestra of Ireland and the Royal Concertgebouworkest Young. Aoibhin Keogh Daly is currently studying at The Royal Conservatory of The Hague with Jan Ype Nota and is a past pupil of Christopher Marwood. She was the youngest ever recipient of the Trench award in 2021  and has been a member of the Royal Concertgebouworkest Young and the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland. Julieanne Forrest studies with Pavel Vernikov at MUK Vienna and previously with Dr Fionnuala Hunt at RIAM. In 2019 she won the NCH Young Musicians Award and The Fr Frank Maher bursary in 2020. Julieanne made her debut as a soloist with the RTE Concert Orchestra in 2017. In 2019 she made her Carnegie Hall debut performing the Barber Violin Concerto with the New York Concerti Sinfonietta.

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