Masterclasses 2021

Sadly, due to pandemic restrictions we will be unable to host Masterclasses in Bantry during the normal festival period for 2021.

To visit our Virtual Festival Programme, click here.

You can view Masterclass programmes from previous years through the Archive pulldown list above right.

West Cork Music is committed to supporting young musicians. So keep an eye on this page for any developments in the Masterclass Programme.

Past Events

Friday 25 June 2021
Hill Quartet

6. Masterclass Recital - CANCELLED

25 June 20219:00 pm
Christian Fellowship Church
€10
Artist The Hill Quartet
Franz Schubert String Quartet No.14 in D minor 'Death and the Maiden' D.810
Saturday 26 June 2021
The Quay Quartet

Masterclass - CANCELLED

26 June 202110:00 am
The Maritime Hotel
Free
Artists The Quay Quartet, Richard Ireland

Masterclass - CANCELLED

26 June 202111:30 am
Bantry Courthouse
Free
Artists Allora Quartet, Artis Quartet
Aradia Quartet

Masterclass - CANCELLED

26 June 20214:30 pm
Bantry Courthouse
Free
Artists Aradia Quartet, Richard Ireland
Sunday 27 June 2021

24. Young Composers Forum - CANCELLED

27 June 20212:00 pm
St. Brendan’s Hall
Free
 
Monday 28 June 2021

Masterclass - CANCELLED

28 June 202110:00 am
The Maritime Hotel
Free
Artists Allora Quartet, Vashti Hunter
JJ MacNamara

Piano Masterclass - CANCELLED

28 June 202110:00 am
St. Brendan’s Hall
Free
Artists JJ MacNamara, Zoltán Fejérvári

Masterclass - CANCELLED

28 June 202111:30 am
Bantry Courthouse
Free
Artists Leggiadro Quartet, Nurit Stark
Aradia Quartet

Masterclass - CANCELLED

28 June 20212:00 pm
The Maritime Hotel
Free
Artists Aradia Quartet, Richard Ireland

Piano Masterclass - CANCELLED

28 June 20212:30 pm
St. Brendan’s Hall
Free
Artist Anna Fedorova
Hill Quartet

Masterclass - CANCELLED

28 June 20214:30 pm
Bantry Courthouse
Free
Artists The Hill Quartet, Pavel Nikl
Tuesday 29 June 2021
JJ MacNamara

Piano Masterclass - CANCELLED

29 June 202110:00 am
St. Brendan’s Hall
Free
Artists JJ MacNamara, Angela Yoffe

Masterclass - CANCELLED

29 June 202111:30 am
Bantry Courthouse
Free
Artists Allora Quartet, Pavel Nikl

Piano Masterclass - CANCELLED

29 June 202112:15 pm
St. Brendan’s Hall
Free
Artist José Gallardo
Richard Ireland

Masterclass - CANCELLED

29 June 20212:00 pm
The Maritime Hotel
Free
Artists Leggiadro Quartet, Richard Ireland
JJ MacNamara

54. Piano Masterclass Recital - CANCELLED

29 June 20212:30 pm
St. Brendan’s Hall
€7
Artist JJ MacNamara
Ludwig van Beethoven  Sonata in A flat major Op.26
Frédéric Chopin  Impromptu in F sharp major Op.36 No.2
Sergei Prokofiev  Sonata No.2
Hill Quartet

Masterclass - CANCELLED

29 June 20214:30 pm
The Maritime Hotel
Free
Artists The Hill Quartet, Alina Ibragimova

57. Piano Masterclass Recital - CANCELLED

29 June 20215:00 pm
St. Brendan’s Hall
€7
Aradia Quartet

60. Masterclass Recital - CANCELLED

29 June 20218:00 pm
St. Brendan’s Hall
€7
Artist Aradia Quartet
Joseph Haydn  Quartet in C major Op.33/3 'The Bird'
 Premiere of new work from Festival Composition Competition
Felix Mendelssohn  Quartet No.1 in E flat Op.12
Wednesday 30 June 2021

Masterclass - CANCELLED

30 June 202110:00 am
The Maritime Hotel
Free
Artists Allora Quartet, Quatuor Danel
JJ MacNamara

65. Piano Masterclass Recital - CANCELLED

30 June 202110:00 am
St. Brendan’s Hall
€7
Artist JJ MacNamara
Johann Sebastian Bach  Prelude and Fugue in C sharp minor BWV849
Muzio Clementi  Sonata in B minor Op.40 No.2
Frédéric Chopin  Ballade No.4 in F minor Op.52
Sergei Rachmaninov  Moment Musicaux No.1 and No.4
Hill Quartet

Masterclass - CANCELLED

30 June 202111:30 am
Bantry Courthouse
Free
Artists The Hill Quartet, Artis Quartet

68. Piano Masterclass Recital - CANCELLED

30 June 202112:15 pm
St. Brendan’s Hall
€7
Richard Ireland

Masterclass - CANCELLED

30 June 20212:00 pm
The Maritime Hotel
Free
Artists Leggiadro Quartet, Richard Ireland

Masterclass - CANCELLED

30 June 20214:30 pm
Bantry Courthouse
Free
Artists Aradia Quartet, Pacifica Quartet
Thursday 1 July 2021
The Quay Quartet

Masterclass - CANCELLED

1 July 202110:00 am
The Maritime Hotel
Free
Artists The Quay Quartet, Nurit Stark
David King

Piano Masterclass - CANCELLED

1 July 202110:00 am
St. Brendan’s Hall
Free
Artists David King, Alexei Grynyuk
Hill Quartet

Masterclass - CANCELLED

1 July 202111:30 am
Free
Artists The Hill Quartet, Richard Ireland
Kym Corridan

Piano Masterclass - CANCELLED

1 July 202112:15 pm
St. Brendan’s Hall
Free
Artists Kym Corridan, Cédric Pescia

Masterclass - CANCELLED

1 July 20212:00 pm
The Maritime Hotel
Free
Artists Leggiadro Quartet, Ragazze Quartet

82. Masterclass Recital - CANCELLED

1 July 20212:15 pm
St. Brendan’s Hall
€7
Artist Allora Quartet
Joseph Haydn  Quartet in D minor Op.42
 Premiere of new work from Festival Composition Competition
Felix Mendelssohn  String Quartet No.2 in A minor Op.13
Aradia Quartet

Masterclass - CANCELLED

1 July 20214:30 pm
Bantry Courthouse
Free
Artists Aradia Quartet, Pavel Nikl

Baroque Masterclass - CANCELLED

1 July 20214:30 pm
Christian Fellowship Church
Free
Artists Iverni Baroque, Ensemble Diderot
Friday 2 July 2021
Richard Ireland

Masterclass - CANCELLED

2 July 202110:00 am
The Maritime Hotel
Free
Artists Allora Quartet, Richard Ireland

Piano Masterclass - CANCELLED

2 July 202110:00 am
St. Brendan’s Hall
Free
Artists David King, Andreï Korobeinikov

Masterclass - CANCELLED

2 July 202111:30 am
Bantry Courthouse
Free
Artists Aradia Quartet, Rosanne Philippens

Piano Masterclass - CANCELLED

2 July 202112:15 pm
St. Brendan’s Hall
Free
Artists Kym Corridan, Alexei Grynyuk
Hill Quartet

95. Masterclass Recital - CANCELLED

2 July 20212:30 pm
St. Brendan’s Church
€10
Artist The Hill Quartet
Béla Bartók  String Quartet No.3
 Premiere of new work from Festival Composition Competition
Maurice Ravel  String Quartet
David King

96. Piano Masterclass Recital - CANCELLED

2 July 20212:30 pm
St. Brendan’s Hall
€7
Artist David King
Robert Schumann  Symphonic Etudes Op.13
Maurice Ravel  Une Barque Sur L’Ocean from Miroirs
Frédéric Chopin  Etude in C minor Op.25 No.12

Baroque Masterclass - CANCELLED

2 July 20214:30 pm
Christian Fellowship Church
Free
Artists Iverni Baroque, Ensemble Diderot
Kym Corridan

98. Piano Masterclass Recital - CANCELLED

2 July 20215:00 pm
St. Brendan’s Hall
€7
Artist Kym Corridan
Domenico Scarlatti  Sonata in A major K.208
Nikolai Medtner  2 Fairytales Op.20
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky  2 Pieces Op.10
Alexander Scriabin  Sonata No.5 Op.53
Sergei Prokofiev  Toccata in D minor Op.11

102. Masterclass Recital - CANCELLED

2 July 20218:00 pm
St. Brendan’s Hall
€7
Artist Leggiadro Quartet
Dmitri Shostakovich  String Quartet No.1 in C major Op.49
 Premiere of new work from Festival Composition Competition
Claude Debussy  String Quartet
Saturday 3 July 2021

Masterclass - CANCELLED

3 July 202110:00 am
The Maritime Hotel
Free
Artists Leggiadro Quartet, Pavel Nikl
David King

107. Piano Masterclass Recital - CANCELLED

3 July 202110:00 am
St. Brendan’s Hall
€7
Artist David King
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  Sonata in D Major K.284
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  Fantasy in C Minor K.396
Claude Debussy  Danseuses De Delphes Prelude 1 Book 1
Hill Quartet

Masterclass - CANCELLED

3 July 202111:30 am
Bantry Courthouse
Free
Artists The Hill Quartet, Richard Ireland
Kym Corridan

110. Piano Masterclass Recital - CANCELLED

3 July 202112:15 pm
St. Brendan’s Hall
€7
Artist Kym Corridan
Felix Mendelssohn  Variations Sériouses Op.54
Sergei Rachmaninov  Variations on a Theme of Corelli Op.42
Ariadne Daskalakis

Baroque Masterclass - CANCELLED

3 July 20212:00 pm
Christian Fellowship Church
Free
Artists Iverni Baroque, Ensemble Vintage Köln
Aradia Quartet

112. Masterclass Recital - CANCELLED

3 July 20212:30 pm
St. Brendan’s Hall
€7
Artist Aradia Quartet
Dmitri Shostakovich  Quartet No.7 in F sharp minor Op.108
Maurice Ravel  String Quartet

115. Masterclass Recital - CANCELLED

3 July 20215:00 pm
St. Brendan’s Hall
€7
Artist Leggiadro Quartet
Joseph Haydn  Quartet in D minor Op.76/2
Antonín Dvořák  String Quartet No.12 in F major Op.96 'American'

118. Masterclass Recital - CANCELLED

3 July 20218:00 pm
St. Brendan’s Hall
€7
Artist Allora Quartet
Franz Schubert  Quartettsatz in C minor D.703
Dmitri Shostakovich  String Quartet No.3 in F major Op.73
Iverni Baroque

119. Baroque Masterclass Recital - CANCELLED

3 July 20218:00 pm
Christian Fellowship Church
€7
Artist Iverni Baroque
Tarquinio Merula Ciaconna
Dario Castello Sonata Decima
Carlo Tessarini Duet in G minor Op.15 No.3
Isabella Leonarda Sonata Op.16 No.5
Domenica Scarlatti Keyboard Sonata in D minor, K.517
Arcangelo Corelli Trio Sonata in C major Op.2 No.3
Antonio Vivaldi La Folia

More About Masterclasses

Advanced students have the opportunity to immerse themselves without distraction in the world of chamber music and, guided by some of the world’s finest artists, to explore its great riches.

The West Cork Chamber Music Festival is not just a week of extraordinary concerts in a fabulous setting.  It is also a summer meeting-point for top young ensembles.

The opportunity to take part in Masterclasses and the experience of preparing for concerts at the end of the week are of considerable value in themselves, but the benefits of attending the Festival go further: behind the scenes there is much private tuition going on, and the informal contact between students and artists is a tremendously valuable resource.

Masterclasses take place up to four times daily throughout the Festival and are free to attend.

Masterclass Tutors & Quartets

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Crespo Foundation
Fáilte Ireland
Wild Atlantic Way
Cork County Council
Pure Cork
RTE Lyric FM
Maritime Hotel