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See our programme of Masterclass events below.

Note: Any live events listed below have been cancelled as our live festival will not be taking place this year.

To visit our Virtual Festival Programme, click here.

You can opt to view our Virtual Programme; Cancelled Programme, Masterclasses & Fringe Events; and/or an event listing by Artist by selecting the relevant links below. You can also view Masterclass programmes from previous years through the Archive pulldown list above right.

You’ll also find more information about our Masterclasses, including a summary of Tutors and Quartets at the bottom of the page here.

What's On

Friday 25 June 2021

6. Masterclass Recital

Date 25 June 2021
Time 9:00 pm
Location Christian Fellowship Church
Admission €10
Artist The Hill Quartet
Franz Schubert String Quartet No.14 in D minor 'Death and the Maiden' D.810
Tuesday 29 June 2021

54. Piano Masterclass Recital

Date 29 June 2021
Time 2:30 pm
Location St. Brendan’s Hall
Admission €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

60. Masterclass Recital

Date 29 June 2021
Time 8:00 pm
Location St. Brendan’s Hall
Admission €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

65. Piano Masterclass Recital

Date 30 June 2021
Time 10:00 am
Location St. Brendan’s Hall
Admission €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
Thursday 1 July 2021

82. Masterclass Recital

Date 1 July 2021
Time 2:15 pm
Location St. Brendan’s Hall
Admission €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
Friday 2 July 2021

95. Masterclass Recital

Date 2 July 2021
Time 2:30 pm
Location St. Brendan’s Church
Admission €10
Artist The Hill Quartet
Béla Bartók  String Quartet No.3
 Premiere of new work from Festival Composition Competition
Maurice Ravel  String Quartet

96. Piano Masterclass Recital

Date 2 July 2021
Time 2:30 pm
Location St. Brendan’s Hall
Admission €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

98. Piano Masterclass Recital

Date 2 July 2021
Time 5:00 pm
Location St. Brendan’s Hall
Admission €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

Date 2 July 2021
Time 8:00 pm
Location St. Brendan’s Hall
Admission €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

107. Piano Masterclass Recital

Date 3 July 2021
Time 10:00 am
Location St. Brendan’s Hall
Admission €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

110. Piano Masterclass Recital

Date 3 July 2021
Time 12:15 pm
Location St. Brendan’s Hall
Admission €7
Artist Kym Corridan
Felix Mendelssohn  Variations Sériouses Op.54
Sergei Rachmaninov  Variations on a Theme of Corelli Op.42

112. Masterclass Recital

Date 3 July 2021
Time 2:30 pm
Location St. Brendan’s Hall
Admission €7
Artist Aradia Quartet
Dmitri Shostakovich  Quartet No.7 in F sharp minor Op.108
Maurice Ravel  String Quartet

115. Masterclass Recital

Date 3 July 2021
Time 5:00 pm
Location St. Brendan’s Hall
Admission €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

Date 3 July 2021
Time 8:00 pm
Location St. Brendan’s Hall
Admission €7
Artist Allora Quartet
Franz Schubert  Quartettsatz in C minor D.703
Dmitri Shostakovich  String Quartet No.3 in F major Op.73

119. Baroque Masterclass Recital

Date 3 July 2021
Time 8:00 pm
Location Christian Fellowship Church
Admission €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
Sunday 4 July 2021

125. Young Musicians Platform 1

Date 4 July 2021
Time 2:00 pm
Location St. Brendan’s Church
Admission €10
Artists Iverni Baroque, Leggiadro Quartet
 Works by Merula, Castello, Corelli and Vivaldi / Iverni Baroque
Claude Debussy  String Quartet / Leggiadro Quartet

128. Young Musicians Platform 2

Date 4 July 2021
Time 5:00 pm
Location St. Brendan’s Church
Admission €10
Maurice Ravel  String Quartet / Aradia Quartet
Felix Mendelssohn  String Quartet No.2 in A minor Op.13 / Allora 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

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