Chamber Music Masterclasses

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 from conservatoires in Cork, Dublin and the UK, where 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.

Leslie Tan of T'ang Quartet giving masterclass 2006

Leslie Tan Masterclass

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.

This year, quartets will include not only emerging quartets on the cusp of their professional career, but a Piano Trio from England and a Baroque group from the Royal Irish Academy of Music.

 


Richard Ireland

Richard Ireland

This year’s masterclasses are being led by Richard Ireland from Chamber Studio in London, and Christopher Marwood from Cork School of Music. Classes will also be taken by Festival Quartets, Baroque Ensembles and other artists – Alasdair Beatson, Camerata Oresund, Dudok Quartet, Signum Quartet, Nightingale Quartet, Pavel Haas Quartet and Chiaroscuro Quartet

 

Christopher Marwood - trimmed

Christopher Marwood



This year the Festival Masterclass Programme has entered a partnership with our long-time friends at the Trame Sonore Festival in Mantova.

A quartet from the Academy in Mantova will participate in the Festival with performances, classes and the Young Composers Forum.

 “Six/eighths – international training course for young professionals is supported by Mic – Directorate General of Performing Arts”

For more information on our West Cork Chamber Music Festival, click here.

Find out more about Booking here.


2024 Masterclass Schedule

What's On

Friday 28 June 2024

1. Masterclass

28 June 202411:00 am
Coomkeen

2. Masterclass

28 June 20244:00 pm
Coomkeen
Saturday 29 June 2024

4. Masterclass

29 June 202410:00 am
Bantry Courthouse
Free admission

6. Young Musicians Series

29 June 20242:00 pm
St. Brendan’s Hall
€7
Richard Ireland

7. Masterclass

29 June 20242:00 pm
Curious Keys
Free admission

9. Masterclass

29 June 20244:00 pm
Curious Keys
Free admission
Sunday 30 June 2024

12. Masterclass

30 June 202410:00 am
The Maritime Hotel
Free admission
Richard Ireland

14. Masterclass

30 June 202411:45 am
The Maritime Hotel
Free admission

16. Young Musicians Series

30 June 20242:00 pm
St. Brendan’s Hall
€7

17. Masterclass

30 June 20243:45 pm
Curious Keys
Free admission
Monday 1 July 2024

22. Masterclass

1 July 202410:00 am
The Maritime Hotel
Free admission

24. Masterclass

1 July 202411:45 am
The Maritime Hotel
Free admission

25. Young Composers Forum 1

1 July 202412:15 pm
Christian Fellowship Church
Free admission

26. Young Composers Forum 2

1 July 20242:00 pm
Christian Fellowship Church
Free admission

27. Masterclass

1 July 20242:00 pm
Curious Keys
Free Admission

29. Masterclass

1 July 20244:00 pm
Curious Keys
Free Admission
Tuesday 2 July 2024

33. Masterclass

2 July 202410:00 am
Bantry Courthouse
Free admission

35. Masterclass

2 July 202411:45 am
Bantry Courthouse
Free admission

37. Young Musicians Series

2 July 20242:00 pm
St. Brendan’s Hall
€7

38. Baroque Masterclass

2 July 20242:00 pm
Christian Fellowship Church
Free admission

40. Masterclass

2 July 20244:00 pm
Curious Keys
Free admission
Wednesday 3 July 2024

44. Masterclass

3 July 202410:00 am
The Maritime Hotel
Free admission

46. Masterclass

3 July 202411:45 am
The Maritime Hotel
Free admission

48. Young Musicians Series

3 July 20242:00 pm
St. Brendan’s Hall
€7

49. Baroque Masterclass

3 July 20242:00 pm
Christian Fellowship Church
Free admission

51. Masterclass

3 July 20244:00 pm
Curious Keys
Free admission
Thursday 4 July 2024

54. Masterclass

4 July 202410:00 am
The Maritime Hotel
Free admission

55. Masterclass

4 July 202410:00 am
The Maritime Hotel
Free admission

57. Masterclass

4 July 202411:45 am
The Maritime Hotel
Free admission

59. Young Musicians Series

4 July 20242:00 pm
Christian Fellowship Church
€7

60. Masterclass

4 July 20242:00 pm
Curious Keys
Free admission
Dudok Quartet Amsterdam in Bantry House gardens

63. Masterclass

4 July 20244:00 pm
Curious Keys
Free admission
Friday 5 July 2024

67. Masterclass

5 July 202410:00 am
The Maritime Hotel
Free admission

69. Masterclass

5 July 202411:45 am
Bantry Courthouse
Free admission

71. Young Musicians Series

5 July 20242:00 pm
St. Brendan’s Hall
€7

72. Baroque Masterclass

5 July 20242:00 pm
Christian Fellowship Church
Free admission

74. Masterclass

5 July 20244:00 pm
Curious Keys
Free admission
Saturday 6 July 2024
Christopher Marwood

79. Masterclass

6 July 202411:45 am
Bantry Courthouse
Free admission

81. Young Musicians Series

6 July 20242:00 pm
St. Brendan’s Hall
€7

82. Baroque Masterclass

6 July 20242:00 pm
Christian Fellowship Church
Free admission
Sunday 7 July 2024

87. Young Musicians Platform

7 July 20242:00 pm
St. Brendan’s Church
€15