Masterclasses 2022

To visit our 2022 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

Saturday 25 June 2022
Allora Quartet

4. Masterclass

25 June 202211:30 am
The Maritime Hotel
Free
Artists Richard Ireland, Allora Quartet
Sonoro Quartet

5. Young Musicians Series

25 June 202212:00 pm
Christian Fellowship Church
€7
Artist Sonoro Quartet
Lekeu Molto Adagio Sempre Cantante e Doloroso: string quartet
Mendelssohn Quartet in F minor Op.80
Richard Ireland

7. Masterclass

25 June 20222:00 pm
The Maritime Hotel
Free
Artists Aradia Quartet, Richard Ireland
Hill Quartet

8. Young Musicians Series

25 June 20223:00 pm
Christian Fellowship Church
€7
Artist Hill Quartet
Schubert String Quartet No.14 in D minor D.810 'Death and the Maiden'
Mozart Quartet No.21 in D major K.575

9. Masterclass

25 June 20224:30 pm
The Maritime Hotel
Free
Artists Sonoro Quartet, Signum Quartet
Sunday 26 June 2022
Hill Quartet

13. Masterclass

26 June 202210:00 am
The Maritime Hotel
Free
Artists Hill Quartet, Pavel Haas Quartet

15. Masterclass

26 June 202211:30 am
The Maritime Hotel
Free
Artists Leggiadro Quartet, Doric String Quartet

16. Young Composers' Forum (1)

26 June 20222:00 pm
Christian Fellowship Church
Free
Artist Deirdre Gribbin
Ultan O'Brien  Na Coillte Istoiche / Hill Quartet
Niall Tormey  Kreatura / Aradia Quartet
Liam Dougherty  Sisyphe / Sonoro Quartet
Monday 27 June 2022
Richard Ireland

24. Masterclass

27 June 202210:00 am
The Maritime Hotel
Free
Artists Allora Quartet, Richard Ireland
Sonoro Quartet

26. Masterclass

27 June 202211:30 am
The Maritime Hotel
Free
Artists Sonoro Quartet, Pavel Haas Quartet
Deirdre Gribbin

29. Young Composers' Forum (2)

27 June 20222:00 pm
Christian Fellowship Church
Free
Kevin Terry  Ground Loop – Articulations / Leggiadro Quartet
Lindsey Vincent  Apex / Allora Quartet
Hill Quartet

31. Masterclass

27 June 20224:30 pm
The Maritime Hotel
Free
Artists Hill Quartet, Signum Quartet
Tuesday 28 June 2022
Pavel Haas Quartet

38. Masterclass

28 June 202210:00 am
The Maritime Hotel
Free
Artists Leggiadro Quartet, Pavel Haas Quartet
Aradia Quartet

40. Masterclass

28 June 202211:30 am
The Maritime Hotel
Free
Artists Signum Quartet, Aradia Quartet
Liam Dougherty

41. Young Musicians Series

28 June 202212:00 pm
St. Brendan’s Hall
€7
Haydn Quartet in G major Op.77/1 / Sonoro Quartet
Liam Dougherty  Sisyphe / Sonoro Quartet / Liam Dougherty
Shostakovich Quartet No.8 in C minor Op.110 / Sonoro Quartet
Hill Quartet

43. Masterclass

28 June 20222:00 pm
The Maritime Hotel
Free
Artists Richard Ireland, Hill Quartet
Sonoro Quartet

45. Masterclass

28 June 20224:30 pm
The Maritime Hotel
Free
Artists Sonoro Quartet, Richard Ireland
Wednesday 29 June 2022
Quatuor Danel

51. Masterclass

29 June 202210:00 am
The Maritime Hotel
Free
Artists Aradia Quartet, Quatuor Danel

53. Masterclass

29 June 202211:30 am
The Maritime Hotel
Free
Artists Allora Quartet, Christopher Marwood
Kevin Terry

54. Young Musicians Series

29 June 202212:00 pm
St. Brendan’s Hall
€7
Janáček  String Quartet No.1 'Kreutzer Sonata' / Leggiadro Quartet
Kevin Terry Ground Loop - Articulations / Leggiadro Quartet / Kevin Terry
Borodin  String Quartet No.2 in D major / Leggiadro Quartet
Sonoro Quartet

59. Masterclass

29 June 20224:30 pm
The Maritime Hotel
Free
Artists Sonoro Quartet, Christopher Marwood
Thursday 30 June 2022
Kym Corridan

63. Masterclass

30 June 202210:00 am
The Maritime Hotel
Free
Artists Kym Corridan, Anna Fedorova
Aradia Quartet

65. Masterclass

30 June 202211:30 am
The Maritime Hotel
Free
Artists Aradia Quartet, Richard Ireland
Ultan O'Brien

66. Young Musicians Series

30 June 202212:00 pm
St. Brendan’s Hall
€7
Roxanna Panufnik Cantator and Amanda / Hill Quartet / Bram van Sambeek / Roxanna Panufnik
Turina Matador's Prayer / Hill Quartet
Ultan O'Brien Na Coillte Istoiche / Hill Quartet / Ultan O’Brien
Felix Mendelssohn Quartet in F minor Op.80 'Requiem for Fanny' / Hill Quartet

68. Masterclass

30 June 20222:00 pm
The Maritime Hotel
Free
Artists Allora Quartet, Doric String Quartet
Richard Ireland

70. Masterclass

30 June 20224:30 pm
The Maritime Hotel
Free
Artists Leggiadro Quartet, Richard Ireland
Friday 1 July 2022
Quatuor Danel

77. Masterclass

1 July 202210:00 am
The Maritime Hotel
Free
Artists Allora Quartet, Quatuor Danel
Hill Quartet

79. Masterclass

1 July 202211:30 am
The Maritime Hotel
Free
Artists Hill Quartet, Doric String Quartet
Aradia Quartet

80. Young Musicians Series

1 July 202212:00 pm
St. Brendan’s Hall
€7
Haydn  Quartet in D major Op.64 No.5 'The Lark' / Aradia Quartet
Niall Tormey Kreatura / Aradia Quartet / Niall Tormey
Smetana  String Quartet No.1 in E minor 'From my life' / Aradia Quartet
Leggiadro Quartet

82. Masterclass

1 July 20222:00 pm
The Maritime Hotel
Free
Artists Leggiadro Quartet, Christopher Marwood
Sonoro Quartet

85. Masterclass

1 July 20224:30 pm
The Maritime Hotel
Free
Artists Sonoro Quartet, Richard Ireland
Saturday 2 July 2022

90. Masterclass

2 July 202210:00 am
The Maritime Hotel
Free
Artists Leggiadro Quartet, Quatuor Danel
Hill Quartet

92. Masterclass

2 July 202211:30 am
The Maritime Hotel
Free
Artists Hill Quartet, Christopher Marwood
David King

95. Masterclass

2 July 20222:00 pm
The Maritime Hotel
Free
Artists David King, Alasdair Beatson
Kym Corridan

96. Young Musicians Series

2 July 20223:00 pm
St. Brendan’s Hall
€7
Artist Kym Corridan
Medtner  Fairytale in B-flat minor, Op.20 No.1
Tchaikovsky  Romance in F minor Op.5
Tchaikovsky  Nocturne in F major, Op.10 No.1
Silvestrov Naive Music No.4 'Idyll'
Rachmaninov  Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op.42
Christopher Marwood

98. Masterclass

2 July 20224:30 pm
The Maritime Hotel
Free
Artists Aradia Quartet, Christopher Marwood
Joseph Havlat

101. Late Great Show

2 July 202210:00 pm
Bantry House
€15
Artists Sonoro Quartet, Joseph Havlat
Franck  Piano Quintet in F minor
Sunday 3 July 2022
David King

104. Young Musicians Series

3 July 202212:00 pm
St. Brendan’s Hall
€7
Artist David King
Mozart  Fantasie in C minor K.396
Mozart  Piano Sonata No.6 in D major K.284
Liszt  Petrarch Sonnet 104
Scriabin  Etudes Op.2 No.1
Scriabin  Etudes Op.8 No.12
Hill Quartet

105. Young Musicians' Platform

3 July 20222:00 pm
St. Brendan’s Church
€15
Haydn Quartet in E flat Op.64 No.6 / Hill Quartet
Dvořák  Quartet No.14 in A flat major Op.105 / Allora Quartet
Smetana  String Quartet No.1 in E minor 'From my life' / Aradia Quartet
Borodin String Quartet No.2 in D major / Leggiadro Quartet
Shostakovich String Quartet No.8 Op.110 / Sonoro Quartet

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

Masterclass Programme Ensembles
Allora Quartet

Allora Quartet

Masterclass Programme Ensembles

Megan Chan, Michelle McCarthy [violins] Stephen Kelleher [viola] Michael Murphy [cello] Formed in 2020, the Allora Quartet is made up...

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Aradia Quartet

Aradia Quartet

Masterclass Programme Ensembles

Helen Rutledge, Kate O'Shea [violins] Eve Quigley [viola] Aoibhín Keogh Daly [cello] The Aradia Quartet was founded in 2021 with...

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Hill Quartet

Hill Quartet

Masterclass Programme Ensembles

 Bridget O’Donnell [violin] David López Ibáñez [violin] Julia Doukakis [viola] Ben Michaels [cello]  The Hill Quartet are an innovative, multi-national...

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Leggiadro Quartet

Leggiadro Quartet

Masterclass Programme Ensembles

Julieanne Forrest, Shane Quinn [violins] Kevin O'Loughlin [viola] Catherine Cotter [cello] Julieanne studies at MUK Vienna under Pavel Vernikov. She...

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Omnis Quartet

Omnis Quartet

Masterclass Programme Ensembles

Rohan Harron, Katie Mercer [violins] Katie Ní Mhaoláin [viola] Sophie Ní Mhaoláin [cello] The Omnis Quartet met in September 2021...

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Sonoro Quartet

Sonoro Quartet

Masterclass Programme Ensembles

   Mona Verhas [violin] Jeroen De Beerr [violin] Séamus Hickey [viola] Paul Heyman [cello] The Festival is grateful to Zoe Nagle...

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Masterclass Programme Tutors
Richard Ireland

Richard Ireland

Masterclass Programme Tutors

London-born into a musical family, Richard is one of the UK’s leading chamber musicians and has been a regular performer...

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Piano Masterclass Programme
Kym Corridan

Kym Corridan

Piano Masterclass Programme

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

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David King

David King

Piano Masterclass Programme

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

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