All Artists by Speciality 2020

Here you find listings of all the artists who appeared in our Virtual Programmes and those who were to appear at our cancelled 2020 festival, listed by Speciality.

Our Virtual Artists are listed here.

Click on the Archive link to look back at artists from previous years.

You can view all our scheduled artist alphabetically or by speciality.


Artists by Instrument/Speciality 2020

Chamber Ensembles & Orchestras
Contrasto Armonico

Contrasto Armonico

Chamber Ensembles & Orchestras

Marco Vitale [director, harpsichord] Beatrice Palumbo [soprano] Dario Luisi, Gabriele Toscani [violins] Gianni de Rosa [viola] Marta Semkiw [cello] Romeo...

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Damask Vocal Quartet

Damask Vocal Quartet

Chamber Ensembles & Orchestras

Katherine Dain [soprano] Marine Fribourg [mezzo-soprano] Guy Cutting [tenor] Drew Santini [baritone] Flore Merlin [piano] Based in the Netherlands, since...

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Ensemble Dagda

Ensemble Dagda

Chamber Ensembles & Orchestras

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

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Festival Strings

Festival Strings

Chamber Ensembles & Orchestras

Festival Strings is a small string orchestra comprised of masterclass students and led by Eloisa-Fleur Thom. These young musicians have...

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Ouranos Wind Ensemble

Ouranos Wind Ensemble

Chamber Ensembles & Orchestras

Mathilde Calderini [flute] Philibert Perrine [oboe] Amaury Viduvier [clarinet] Rafael Angster [French horn] Nicolas Ramez [bassoon] The Ensemble Ouranos was founded...

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Keyboards
Alasdair Beatson

Alasdair Beatson

Masterclass Programme Tutors, Piano

Alasdair Beatson works as soloist and chamber musician, renowned as an intrepid programmer. He has appeared with Britten Sinfonia, Moscow...

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Kym Corridan

Kym Corridan

Piano

Kym Corridan is a pianist from Riverstick, Co. Cork, recently graduated with first class honours BMus and currently studying for...

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Anna Fedorova

Anna Fedorova

Piano

One of the world's premier young pianists, her international career began as a child and audiences worldwide were completely taken...

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Zoltán Fejérvári

Zoltán Fejérvári

Piano

Zoltán Fejérvári has emerged as one of the most intriguing pianists among the newest generation of Hungarian musicians. Winner of...

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Kieran Finnegan

Kieran Finnegan

Harpsichord

Kieran began his studies at aged nine with Frederiek Biesma in Kenmare, Co. Kerry. He completed his BMus ar Cork...

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José Gallardo

José Gallardo

Piano

José studied music at University of Mainz. During that time he discovered his predilection for chamber music. He received first...

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Fiachra Garvey

Fiachra Garvey

Piano

Brings a deep and infectious enthusiasm, combined with insight and technical comfort ~ Sunday Times 1st prize-winner of the 2012...

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David King

David King

Piano

David King is a young Irish pianist from Shannon, Co. Clare, recently graduated with a First Class honours BMus degree...

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Aidan Mikdad

Aidan Mikdad

Piano

Aidan Mikdad is a Dutch classical pianist. At 15 (2017), he won the Royal Concertgebouw Young Talent Award. Recently he...

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Cédric Pescia

Cédric Pescia

Masterclass Programme Tutors, Piano

Pescia was the brilliant First Prize Winner at the 2002 Gina Bachauer International Artists Piano Competition. In 2007, he received...

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Marco Vitale

Marco Vitale

Harpsichord, Masterclass Programme Tutors

Marco Vitale was born in Palermo, Italy. After finishing studies in his hometown, he attended the Royal Conservatoire in The...

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Angela Yoffe

Angela Yoffe

Piano

Admired for her outstanding musicianship, extraordinary sensitivity and virtuosity, the pianist Angela Yoffe has performed in the concert halls of...

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Masterclass Programme Ensembles
Blasque Quartet

Blasque Quartet

Masterclass Programme Ensembles, String Quartets

Blasque Quartet Megan Chan, Claire O'Connor [violins] Fiachra de hOra [viola] Zoë Nagle [cello] The Blasque Quartet was formed in...

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Danu Quartet

Danu Quartet

Masterclass Programme Ensembles

Kate Fleming, Helen Rutledge [violins] Stephen Kelleher [viola] Callum Owens [cello] The Danu Quartet is a dynamic ensemble of students...

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Hill Quartet

Hill Quartet

Masterclass Programme Ensembles

Bridget O’Donnell [violin 1] Kath Roberts [violin 2] Julia Doukakis [viola] Ben Michaels [cello] Newly formed in September 2018, the...

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Iverni Baroque

Iverni Baroque

Masterclass Programme Ensembles

Ellen Bolger [harpsichord] Doireann Kelly [cello] Caoimhe McCarthy [violin] Cecilia Roche [mezzo-soprano] The Iverni Baroque ensemble was established in 2019...

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Meraki Quartet

Meraki Quartet

Masterclass Programme Ensembles

Julieanne Forrest, Michelle McCarthy [violins] Kevin O'Loughlin [viola] Catherine Cotter [cello] Julieanne studies in the RIAM. She is the NCH...

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Quay Quartet

Quay Quartet

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...

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Masterclass Programme Tutors
Alasdair Beatson

Alasdair Beatson

Masterclass Programme Tutors, Piano

Alasdair Beatson works as soloist and chamber musician, renowned as an intrepid programmer. He has appeared with Britten Sinfonia, Moscow...

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Doric Quartet

Doric Quartet

Masterclass Programme Tutors, String Quartets

Alex Redington, Ying Xue [violins] Hélène Clement [viola] John Myerscough [cello] Firmly established as one of the leading quartets of...

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Dudok Quartet

Dudok Quartet

Masterclass Programme Tutors, String Quartets

Judith van Driel, Marleen Wester [violins] Marie-Louise de Jong [viola] David Faber [cello] The Dudok Quartet is forging a reputation...

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Alina Ibragimova

Alina Ibragimova

Masterclass Programme Tutors, Violin

Born in Russia Alina studied at the Moscow Gnesin School before moving with her family to the UK in 1995...

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Rachel Kelly

Rachel Kelly

Masterclass Programme Tutors, Mezzo-Soprano

Kelly graduated from the Royal Opera House where she attracted attention for Zaida (Il turco in Italia), Javotte (Manon), Mercédès (Carmen), and...

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Pacifica Quartet

Pacifica Quartet

Masterclass Programme Tutors, String Quartets

Simin Ganatra, Austin Hartman [violins] Mark Holloway [viola] Brandon Vamos [cello] Recognized for its virtuosity, exuberant performance style, and often-daring...

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Cédric Pescia

Cédric Pescia

Masterclass Programme Tutors, Piano

Pescia was the brilliant First Prize Winner at the 2002 Gina Bachauer International Artists Piano Competition. In 2007, he received...

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Rosanne Philippens

Rosanne Philippens

Masterclass Programme Tutors, Violin

Rosanne Philippens is an extraordinary communicator, with an innate musicality and a joyful yet sincere approach to music-making. She is...

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Signum Quartet

Signum Quartet

Masterclass Programme Tutors, String Quartets

Florian Donderer, Annette Walther [violins] Xandi van Dijk [viola] Thomas Schmitz [cello] Thanks to its rousing and lively interpretations and...

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Nurit Stark

Nurit Stark

Masterclass Programme Tutors, Violin

The Israeli violinist Nurit Stark studied at Juilliard School of Music, Hochschule für Musik Cologne and Universität der Künste Berlin....

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Eloisa-Fleur Thom

Eloisa-Fleur Thom

Masterclass Programme Tutors, Violin

Eloisa-Fleur Thom is a prize-winning violinist, director and curator. Highlights of her career so far include performing J.S Bach's Concerto...

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Marco Vitale

Marco Vitale

Harpsichord, Masterclass Programme Tutors

Marco Vitale was born in Palermo, Italy. After finishing studies in his hometown, he attended the Royal Conservatoire in The...

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Presenters
Evelyn Grant

Evelyn Grant

Presenters

Evelyn Grant presents Weekend Drive on RTE lyric fm. A member of a well-known musical family from Dublin, she studied...

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String Quartets
Blasque Quartet

Blasque Quartet

Masterclass Programme Ensembles, String Quartets

Blasque Quartet Megan Chan, Claire O'Connor [violins] Fiachra de hOra [viola] Zoë Nagle [cello] The Blasque Quartet was formed in...

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Doric Quartet

Doric Quartet

Masterclass Programme Tutors, String Quartets

Alex Redington, Ying Xue [violins] Hélène Clement [viola] John Myerscough [cello] Firmly established as one of the leading quartets of...

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Dudok Quartet

Dudok Quartet

Masterclass Programme Tutors, String Quartets

Judith van Driel, Marleen Wester [violins] Marie-Louise de Jong [viola] David Faber [cello] The Dudok Quartet is forging a reputation...

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Lir Quartet

Lir Quartet

String Quartets

Patrick Rafter, Siobhan Doyle [violins] Ed Creedon [viola] Christopher Ellis [cello] The Lir Quartet is quickly establishing itself as one...

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Pacifica Quartet

Pacifica Quartet

Masterclass Programme Tutors, String Quartets

Simin Ganatra, Austin Hartman [violins] Mark Holloway [viola] Brandon Vamos [cello] Recognized for its virtuosity, exuberant performance style, and often-daring...

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Quay Quartet

Quay Quartet

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...

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Signum Quartet

Signum Quartet

Masterclass Programme Tutors, String Quartets

Florian Donderer, Annette Walther [violins] Xandi van Dijk [viola] Thomas Schmitz [cello] Thanks to its rousing and lively interpretations and...

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Strings
Brett Dean

Brett Dean

Composers, Viola

Brett Dean studied in Brisbane before moving to Germany in 1984 where he was a member of the Berlin Philharmonic...

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Siobhán Doyle

Siobhán Doyle

Violin

Siobhán Doyle was born into a musical family and began learning the violin at the age of four with Emma...

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Leonard Elschenbroich

Leonard Elschenbroich

Cello

Described by the New York Times as a musician of great technical prowess, intellectual curiosity and expressive depth. In 2012 he co-founded the...

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Marja Gaynor

Marja Gaynor

Violin

Originally born in Finland, Marja has been based in Cork since 2005. She has studied at the Cork School of...

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Vadim Gluzman

Vadim Gluzman

Violin

Universally recognized among today’s top performing artists, Gluzman’s performances are heard around the world through live broadcasts and a catalogue...

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Mairéad Hickey

Mairéad Hickey

Violin

Mairéad was NCH Irish Young Musician of the Year 2010-2012. Prizes include the International Louis Spohr Competition, the Jeunesses Musicales...

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Alina Ibragimova

Alina Ibragimova

Masterclass Programme Tutors, Violin

Born in Russia Alina studied at the Moscow Gnesin School before moving with her family to the UK in 1995...

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Anastasia Kobekina

Anastasia Kobekina

Cello

Being one of the most promising talents of her generation, Anastasia Kobekina debuted with an orchestra at the age of...

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Johannes Moser

Johannes Moser

Cello

Hailed by Gramophone Magazine as "one of the finest among the astonishing gallery of young virtuoso cellists", Johannes has performed...

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Caitríona O'Mahony

Caitríona O'Mahony

Violin

Hailing from Cork, Ireland, Caitríona graduated in 2014 with a First Class Honours BMus from the Cork School of Music,...

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Rosanne Philippens

Rosanne Philippens

Masterclass Programme Tutors, Violin

Rosanne Philippens is an extraordinary communicator, with an innate musicality and a joyful yet sincere approach to music-making. She is...

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Nurit Stark

Nurit Stark

Masterclass Programme Tutors, Violin

The Israeli violinist Nurit Stark studied at Juilliard School of Music, Hochschule für Musik Cologne and Universität der Künste Berlin....

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Rick Stotijn

Rick Stotijn

Double Bass

As a soloist and chamber musician Rick is a tireless promotor of his instrument and its possibilities.Rick studied at the...

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Eloisa-Fleur Thom

Eloisa-Fleur Thom

Masterclass Programme Tutors, Violin

Eloisa-Fleur Thom is a prize-winning violinist, director and curator. Highlights of her career so far include performing J.S Bach's Concerto...

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Ella van Poucke

Ella van Poucke

Cello

Winner of the prestigious Premio Chigiana 2017 and recently awarded the Grachtenfestival Prize, the Dutch cellist belongs to the top rank of today's...

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Dana Zemtsov

Dana Zemtsov

Viola

Winner of numerous competitions and developing an outstanding career, Dana is one of the most promising international viola soloists of...

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Vocalists
Claire Booth

Claire Booth

Soprano

British Soprano Claire Booth is known internationally for her commitment to an astonishing breadth of repertoire, together with the vitality...

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Lucy Fitz Gibbon

Lucy Fitz Gibbon

Soprano

Noted for her “dazzling, virtuoso singing” (Boston Globe), Lucy Fitz Gibbon is a dynamic musician whose repertoire spans the Renaissance...

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Rachel Kelly

Rachel Kelly

Masterclass Programme Tutors, Mezzo-Soprano

Kelly graduated from the Royal Opera House where she attracted attention for Zaida (Il turco in Italia), Javotte (Manon), Mercédès (Carmen), and...

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Beatrice Palumbo

Beatrice Palumbo

Soprano

Beatrice Palumbo, born in 1987, began her musical studies at the age of 9 at the Coro delle Voci Bianche...

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Wind
Mathilde Calderini

Mathilde Calderini

Flute

Mathilde Calderini is one of the most promising flute players of her generation. She won the First Prize of the...

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Mark Simpson

Mark Simpson

Clarinet, Composers

Simpson is a major figure in contemporary music, hailed as a revelation (Bachtrack) and standout (Guardian). His compositions were performed...

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Bram van Sambeek

Bram van Sambeek

Bassoon

Bram was the first bassoonist ever to receive the highest Dutch Cultural Award in: The Dutch Music Prize 2009. In...

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