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Virtual Chamber Music Festival
Thursday 25 June 2020

Virtual Chamber Music Festival

The international nature of the Festival gave us the opportunity to gather together some of the cancelled Festival musicians in a selection of venues around Europe and USA. Programmes were thought up that took into account the isolation of the last three months and production companies were located to film and record the performances as lockdown regulations were relaxed over the last ten days.

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Festival Memories 10
Monday 22 June 2020

Festival Memories 10

In retrospect it may have been tempting fate to conclude our 24th Festival with Messiaen’s extraordinary quartet that announces the End of Time. Last summer’s Bantry performance featured violinist Henning Kraggerud who never fails to astonish with his musicianship, the brilliant young cellist Laura van der Heijden mature beyond her years, the remarkable Slovenian clarinettist Mate Bekavac and a favourite Bantry pianist Alexei Grynyuk.

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Press Release - Chamber Music Festival
Thursday 18 June 2020

Press Release - Chamber Music Festival

This substitute for the West Cork Chamber Music Festival will feature a dozen specially filmed concerts featuring musicians from the cancelled Festival streaming on the Festival website from 26 June.

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Festival Memories 9
Friday 12 June 2020

Festival Memories 9

Hear this profound performance of Schubert’s last Sonata by Finghin Collins from his late-night concert on 30 June last year. This stupendous sonata is Schubert’s valediction, an epic work with its noble, unhurried melodies that defy time, his last miraculous song magnificently played for you by one of our own.

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Festival Memories 8
Sunday 7 June 2020

Festival Memories 8

The piano trio repertoire does not have the same dazzling range and scope as the string quartet, but it has a few jewels headed by Beethoven’s Archduke, featured in this series on 16 April, and amongst many others, Dvořák’s so-called ‘Dumky’.

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Arts Council Music
Crespo Foundation
Fáilte Ireland
Wild Atlantic Way
Cork County Council
Pure Cork
RTE lyrics
Maritime Hotel