All Artists by Speciality

Here you find listings of all the artists appearing in our latest Programme, listed by Speciality. Click on the Archive link at the top right to look back at artists from previous years.

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


Artists by Instrument/Speciality

Baroque Ensemble
Ariadne Daskalakis

Ariadne Daskalakis

Baroque violin, Chamber Ensembles & Orchestras

Ariadne Daskalakis concertizes internationally on both baroque and modern violin. She has appeared as soloist with esteemed orchestras and period...

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Chamber Ensembles & Orchestras
Ariadne Daskalakis

Ariadne Daskalakis

Baroque violin, Chamber Ensembles & Orchestras

Ariadne Daskalakis concertizes internationally on both baroque and modern violin. She has appeared as soloist with esteemed orchestras and period...

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Ensemble Diderot

Ensemble Diderot

Chamber Ensembles & Orchestras

Johannes Pramsohler, Roldán Bernabé [violins] Gulrim Choi [cello] Philippe Grisvard [harpsichord]   Described as “the ensemble for Baroque chamber music”...

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Ensemble Vintage Köln

Ensemble Vintage Köln

Chamber Ensembles & Orchestras

Ariadne Daskalakis, Ensemble Vintage Köln Ariadne Daskalakis [baroque violin] Rainer Zipperling [baroque cello, viol de gamba] Andreas Nachtsheim [lute] Michael...

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Irish Chamber Orchestra

Irish Chamber Orchestra

Chamber Ensembles & Orchestras

The Irish Chamber Orchestra is Ireland’s most dynamic ensemble.  Mixing traditional repertoire with new commissions and collaborating with everyone from...

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The Spirit of Gambo 

The Spirit of Gambo 

Chamber Ensembles & Orchestras

Thomas Baeté [treble viol] Freek Borstlap [alto viol, bass viol] Gesina Liedmeier [tenor viol] Ivanka Neeleman [bass viol] The power...

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Vanbrugh

Vanbrugh

Chamber Ensembles & Orchestras

Keith Pascoe [violin] Simon Aspell [viola] Christopher Marwood [cello] The Vanbrugh has evolved from the work of the legendary Vanbrugh...

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Director
Florian Donderer

Florian Donderer

Director, Violin

Florian Donderer is first violin of Signum Quartet, one of the most adventurous and outstanding string quartets of today, as...

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Johannes Pramsohler

Johannes Pramsohler

Director, Violin

Born in South Tyrol and now living in Paris, baroque violinist Johannes Pramsohler has in recent years become one of...

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Keyboards
Deirdre Brenner

Deirdre Brenner

Piano

Deirdre Brenner [piano] A musician with a passion for chamber music and art song, Deirdre Brenner has performed in venues...

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Finghin Collins

Finghin Collins

Piano

One of Ireland's most celebrated musicians and significant musical ambassadors, Finghin Collins was born in Dublin in 1977 and, following...

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Anna Fedorova

Anna Fedorova

Piano

Ukrainian born, Anna Fedorova made her debut at Het Concertgebouw at the age of 16. She has performed in many...

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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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José Gallardo

José Gallardo

Piano

The Argentine José Gallardo, born in 1970, is one of the most sought-after chamber music pianists in the world. At...

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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 Jaques...

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Boris Giltburg

Boris Giltburg

Piano

Born in 1984 in Moscow, Giltburg moved to Tel Aviv at an early age, studying with his mother and then...

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Alexei Grynyuk

Alexei Grynyuk

Piano

“Grynyuk takes his place among the finest” by Gramophone. Alexei Grynyuk performs throughout the world appearing in the most prestigious...

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Michael McHale

Michael McHale

Piano

Belfast-born Michael McHale has established himself as one of Ireland’s leading pianists and has developed a busy international career as...

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Seán Morgan-Rooney

Seán Morgan-Rooney

Piano

Seán Morgan-Rooney comes from Mayobridge in County Down. As a soloist, Seán has appeared with several major Irish orchestras, including...

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Cédric Pescia

Cédric Pescia

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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Julien Quentin

Julien Quentin

Piano

French pianist Julien Quentin has established himself as a versatile and sensitive musician, exhibiting great maturity and poise. His remarkable...

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Paul Rivinius

Paul Rivinius

Piano

Paul received his first piano lessons at the age of five. His teachers were first Gustaf Grosch in Munich, later...

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Cédric Tiberghien

Cédric Tiberghien

Piano

Cédric Tiberghien is a French pianist who has established a truly international career. He has been particularly applauded for his...

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Percussion
Alex Petcu

Alex Petcu

Percussion

An Irish musician of Romanian origin, Alex is quickly establishing himself both nationally and internationally as a percussionist of the...

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String Quartets
Artis Quartet

Artis Quartet

String Quartets

Peter Schuhmayer, Johannes Meissl [violins] Herbert Kefer [viola] Othmar Müller [cello] Founded in 1980, the Artis Quartet studied at the...

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Esposito Quartet

Esposito Quartet

String Quartets

Mia Cooper, Anna Cashell [violins] Joachim Roewer [viola] William Butt [cello]   The Esposito Quartet comprises four musicians with a...

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Pacifica Quartet

Pacifica Quartet

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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Pavel Haas Quartet

Pavel Haas Quartet

String Quartets

Veronika Jarůšková, Marek Zwiebel [violins] Luosha Fang [viola] Peter Jarůšek [cello] Following their victory in the Prague Spring Festival Competition...

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Quatuor Danel

Quatuor Danel

String Quartets

Marc Danel, Gilles Millet [violins] Vlad Bogdanas [viola] Yovan Markovitch [cello] The Quatuor Danel was founded in 1991 and has...

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Ragazze Quartet

Ragazze Quartet

String Quartets

Rosa Arnold, Jeanita Vriens [violins] Annemernjin Bergkotte [violas] Rebecca Wise [cello]   The Ragazze Quartet plays both classical and modern...

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Strings
Yseult Cooper Stockdale

Yseult Cooper Stockdale

Cello

Yseult Cooper Stockdale enjoys a versatile career between the UK and Ireland. She has worked with both RTE orchestras, the...

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Florian Donderer

Florian Donderer

Director, Violin

Florian Donderer is first violin of Signum Quartet, one of the most adventurous and outstanding string quartets of today, as...

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Siobhán Doyle

Siobhán Doyle

Violin

Siobhán Doyle was born in Dublin and began playing the violin at an early age. A multiple-prize winner in national...

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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

Marja Gaynor was born in Finland but has been based in Cork since 2005. She was awarded a 1st class...

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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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Vashti Hunter

Vashti Hunter

Cello

Born in London into a musical family, cellist Vashti Hunter is currently based in Berlin and enjoys a versatile career...

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Alina Ibragimova

Alina Ibragimova

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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David Kenny

David Kenny

Viola

A native of Cork, David Kenny studied with Constantin Zanidache and Simon Aspell at the CIT Cork School of Music....

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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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Bruno Philippe

Bruno Philippe

Cello

Born in 1993, Bruno Philippe studied the cello at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, with Raphaël Pidoux...

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Rosanne Philippens

Rosanne Philippens

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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Johannes Pramsohler

Johannes Pramsohler

Director, Violin

Born in South Tyrol and now living in Paris, baroque violinist Johannes Pramsohler has in recent years become one of...

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Nurit Stark

Nurit Stark

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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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
Sophie Junker

Sophie Junker

Soprano

After studies in her native Belgium and in London, soprano Sophie Junker burst onto the international scene in 2010 by...

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Rachel Kelly

Rachel Kelly

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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Caroline Melzer

Caroline Melzer

Soprano

Caroline Melzer dazzles with her “clear, big-framed sunny soprano“ (Eleonore Büning FAZ) and her unusually wide repertoire, ranging from big...

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Cork County Council
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