Callino Quartet

Instruments: String Quartets

Helena Winkelman [violin]
Tom Hankey [violin]
Rebecca Jones [viola]
Sarah McMahon [cello]

The Callino Quartet was formed at the West Cork Chamber Music Festival in 1999 where they immediately felt a deep musical affinity and gave a critically acclaimed début concert. Since then they have been delighting audiences, both in Ireland and abroad, with their fresh, engaging interpretations and innovative programming.

The Callino Quartet takes their name from the Irish air “Cailín cois tSuir a mé” which means “Girl by the River Suir”. This is the earliest piece of Irish music to have been notated, in the 16th century, and it is on display in Trinity College Dublin.