Meet the Artists 2019

Here you find listings of all the artists appearing at our 2019 festival. Click on the Archive link to look back at artists from other years.

You can view the artists alphabetically, or by speciality.


Click on the name to see the artist’s full biography.

Pascal Amoyel

Pascal Amoyel

Piano

Having won a Victoire de la Musique in 2005 in the category “Instrumental soloist: revelation of the year”, in 2010...

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Azahar Ensemble

Azahar Ensemble

Chamber Ensembles & Orchestras, Wind

Azahar Ensemble [wind quintet] After winning 2 nd prize and the Audience Award of the 63 rd ARD International Music Competition...

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Mate Bekavac

Mate Bekavac

Clarinet

Bio coming soon.

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Emmanuelle Bertrand

Emmanuelle Bertrand

Cello

Emmanuelle Bertrand [cello] The French cello has its muse, and her name is Emmanuelle Bertrand. ~ Diapason, December 2015 By her...

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Borusan Quartet

Borusan Quartet

String Quartets

Esen Kıvrak [1st violin] Özgür Baskın [2nd violin] Efdal Altun [viola] Çağ Erçağ [violoncello] The Borusan Quartet was founded in...

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David Brophy

David Brophy

Conductors

David Brophy was born in Dublin and is a graduate of the Dublin Institute of Technology and Trinity College Dublin....

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Camerata Øresund

Camerata Øresund

Chamber Ensembles & Orchestras

Camerata Øresund is a vibrant group of authentic baroque musicians. Founded in 2010 by violinist Peter Spissky (Concerto Copenhagen), the...

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Gloria Campaner

Gloria Campaner

Piano

Bio coming soon.

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Chiaroscuro Quartet

Chiaroscuro Quartet

String Quartets

Formed in 2005, the Chiaroscuro Quartet comprises violinists Alina Ibragimova (Russia) and Pablo Hernán Benedí (Spain), the Swedish violist Emilie...

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Finghin Collins

Finghin Collins

Piano

One of Ireland's most successful musicians, Finghin Collins was born in Dublin in 1977 and, following initial lessons with his...

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Hanna Dahlkvist

Hanna Dahlkvist

Cello

Hanna Dahlkvist, cello was born 1986 in Stockholm, Sweden, into a family of musicians. She is a member of the...

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Jon Dahlkvist

Jon Dahlkvist

Viola

Jon Dahlkvist has many musical talents from early age. He is now active as violist, pedagogue, manager and artistic developer....

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Dahlkvist Quartet

Dahlkvist Quartet

String Quartets

1st Violin – Alexander Kagan 2nd Violin - Kersti Gräntz Viola - Jon Dahlkvist Cello - Hanna Dahlkvist The Dahlkvist...

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Marc Danel

Marc Danel

Masterclass Programme Tutors, Violin

Marc Danel [violin] Marc Danel grew up in Lille, France, where both he and his sister learned violin with Jezdimir...

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Danu Quartet

Danu Quartet

Masterclass Programme Ensembles

Kate Flemming [violin 1] Helen Rutledge [violin 2] Stephen Kelleher [viola] Callum Owens [cello] The Danu Quartet is a newly...

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Delta Piano Trio

Delta Piano Trio

Chamber Ensembles & Orchestras

Gerard Spronk [violin] Irene Enzlin [cello] Vera Kooper [piano] The Delta Piano Trio was founded in 2013 in Salzburg (Austria)...

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Anna Devin

Anna Devin

Soprano

Anna Devin [soprano] Irish soprano Anna Devin is widely admired for her “impeccable Baroque style” (Bachtrack), “vocal control…artistry and musico-dramatic...

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Docklands Quartet

Docklands Quartet

Masterclass Programme Ensembles

Christopher Quaid [violin 1] Claire Austen [violin 2] Philip Keegan [viola] Schuyler Lillian Perry [cello] Formed in September 2018 at...

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Doolan Quartet

Doolan Quartet

Masterclass Programme Ensembles

David McElroy [violin 1] Rachael Masterson [violin 2] Martha Campbell [viola] Grace Coughlan [cello] The Doolan Quartet is an established...

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Barry Douglas

Barry Douglas

Piano

Barry Douglas has established a major international career since winning the Gold Medal at the 1986 Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition,...

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Echéa Quartet

Echéa Quartet

Masterclass Programme Ensembles

Aliayta Foon-Dancotes [violin 1] Emily Earl [violin 2] Clara Loeb [viola] Eilza Millett [cello] Finalists and prizewinners of the International...

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Ensemble Dagda

Ensemble Dagda

Chamber Ensembles & Orchestras

Clodagh Kinsella [soprano] Caitríona O'Mahony, Marja Gaynor [violins] Norah O'Leary [cello] Kieran Finnegan [harpsichord] Formed in 2014, Ensemble Dagda are...

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Festival Strings

Festival Strings

Chamber Ensembles & Orchestras

Bio coming soon.

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Fieri Consort

Fieri Consort

Chamber Ensembles & Orchestras

Fieri Consort is an acclaimed vocal ensemble specialising in music of the 16th and 17th Centuries and formed of some...

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Evelyn Grant

Evelyn Grant

Presenters

Bio coming soon.

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Alexei Grynyuk

Alexei Grynyuk

Piano

Kiev-born pianist Alexei Grynyuk displayed tremendous interest in music from his early childhood and started performing at the age of...

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Viviane Hagner

Viviane Hagner

Violin

Viviane Hagner [violin]  Violinist Viviane Hagner has won exceptional praise for her intelligent musicality and passionate artistry. She performs with...

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Mairéad Hickey

Mairéad Hickey

Violin

Mairéad Hickey [violin] One of Ireland’s most accomplished violinists, Mairéad Hickey was NCH Irish Young Musician of the Year 2010...

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Magdalena Karolak

Magdalena Karolak

Baroque Oboe

Magdalena Karolak [baroque oboe]  Magdalena Karolak started to play the oboe under prof. Tomasz Gubański and at age 16 was accepted to...

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Henning Kraggerud

Henning Kraggerud

Violin

Henning Kraggerud [violin] Norwegian violinist Henning Kraggerud is Artistic Director of the Arctic Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra. His extraordinary reach as...

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Christopher Marwood

Christopher Marwood

Cello

Christopher Marwood [cello] Christopher Marwood graduated from Cambridge University in 1983 and went on to study at London’s Royal Academy...

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Caroline Melzer

Caroline Melzer

Soprano

Caroline Melzer studied singing with Rudolf Piernay and Vera Scherr and song interpretation with Ulrich Eisenlohr, and Irwin Gage. Her...

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Joseph Middleton

Joseph Middleton

Piano

Pianist Joseph Middleton specialises in the art of song accompaniment and chamber music and has been highly acclaimed within this...

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Johannes Moser

Johannes Moser

Cello

Johannes Moser [cello] Hailed by Gramophone Magazine as "one of the finest among the astonishing gallery of young virtuoso cellists",...

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Ellen Nisbeth

Ellen Nisbeth

Viola

Ellen Nisbeth [viola] As one of the most exciting young soloists emerging from Scandinavia, Swedish born violist Ellen Nisbeth, recently selected by...

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Ophelia Quartet

Ophelia Quartet

Masterclass Programme Ensembles

Phoebe White [violin 1] Colma NÍ Bhriain [violin 2] Seamus Hickey [viola] Killian White [cello] The Ophelia Quartet was formed...

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Keith Pascoe

Keith Pascoe

Conductors, Violin

Keith Pascoe (b.1959) Keith is a musician and conductor from Liverpool, best known for his work with ensembles such as...

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Quatuor Zaïde

Quatuor Zaïde

String Quartets

David Haroutunian, Leslie Boulin Raulet [violin] Sarah Chenaf [viola] Juliette Salmona [cello] (The quartet's first violin, Charlotte Maclet, regrets that she...

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Malachy Robinson

Malachy Robinson

Double Bass

Malachy Robinson [double bass] Malachy Robinson is a dedicated chamber musician. He is a founder of the Gregory Walkers, a...

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Izabella Simon

Izabella Simon

Piano

Hungarian pianist Izabella Simon trained at the Franz Liszt Music Academy in Budapest where her teachers included György Kurtág. She...

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Peter Spissky

Peter Spissky

Violin

Peter Spissky studied violin at the Music Academy in Bratislava, Slovakia (soloist diploma 1991), and the Music Academy in Malmö,...

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Dobrinka Tabakova

Dobrinka Tabakova

Composers

Dobrinka Tabakova is a composer of ‘exciting, deeply moving’ music (Washington Times), with ‘glowing tonal harmonies and grand, sweeping gestures...

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Andrea Tarrodi

Andrea Tarrodi

Composers, Presenters

Andrea Tarrodi, born in 1981, is a Swedish composer based in Stockholm. She started playing the piano at the age...

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Laura van der Heijden

Laura van der Heijden

Cello

Laura van der Heijden [cello] Laura van der Heijden has already made a name for herself as a very special...

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Vanir Quartet

Vanir Quartet

Masterclass Programme Ensembles

Molly O’Shea [violin 1] Caoimhe Browne [violin 2] Cian Mac Garry [viola] Zoë Nagle [cello] Formed in September 2018, the...

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Dénes Várjon

Dénes Várjon

Piano

A widely acclaimed chamber pianist, Dénes Várjon regularly works with partners such as Steven Isserlis, Tabea Zimmermann, Kim Kashkashian, Jörg...

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Westland Baroque Ensemble

Westland Baroque Ensemble

Masterclass Programme Ensembles

Jenna Raggett, Aisling Lyons [violins] Gabriele Dikcuite [cello] Matthew Breen [harpsichord] Westland Baroque was set up by students of the Royal Irish Academy of Music...

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