Meet the Artists

Here you find listings of all the artists appearing at our latest Festival. Click on the Archive link to look back at artists from previous years.
Viviane Hagner

Viviane Hagner

Violin

Violinist Viviane Hagner has won exceptional praise for her intelligent musicality and passionate artistry. She performs with “poise and magnificent…

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Mairéad Hickey

Mairéad Hickey

Violin

Celebrated Irish violinist Mairéad Hickey is acclaimed for her captivating expression, soaring tone and fearless virtuosity.  Her natural ability to communicate sincerely, with beauty…

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Alina Ibragimova

Alina Ibragimova

Violin

Performing music from baroque to new commissions on both modern and period instruments,   Alina Ibragimova has established a reputation for…

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Ensemble Vintage Köln

Ensemble Vintage Köln

Baroque Ensemble

Ariadne Daskalakis [baroque violin] Rainer Zipperling [gamba/baroque cello] David Bergmüller [theorbo/lute] Michael Borgstede [harpsichord] Ensemble Vintage Köln, was founded in…

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Caroline Melzer

Caroline Melzer

Soprano

Caroline Melzer dazzles with her “clear, broad, and bright soprano“ (Eleonore Büning FAZ) and her unusually wide repertoire, ranging from…

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Pacifica Quartet

Pacifica Quartet

String Quartets

Simin Ganatra, Austin Hartman [violins] Mark Holloway [viola] Brandon Vamos [cello] With a career spanning nearly three decades, the multiple…

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Ruth Padel

Ruth Padel

Readers

Ruth is an award-winning British poet with close links to Greece, science, classical music and wildlife conservation, especially in India….

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Cédric Pescia

Cédric Pescia

Piano

Cédric Pescia, pianist of dual French and Swiss nationality, was born in Lausanne. He studied with Christian Favre at the…

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Ragazze Quartet

Ragazze Quartet

String Quartets

Rosa Arnold, Jeanita Vriens-van Tongeren [violins] Annemijn Bergkotte [viola] Rebecca Wise [cello] The Ragazze Quartet plays both classical and modern…

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Meet the Artists

Arts Council 70
Crespo Foundation
Fáilte Ireland
Wild Atlantic Way
Cork County Council
Pure Cork
RTE Lyric FM
Maritime Hotel