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27th July - 5th Aug

Music by Haydn, Shostakovich, Turina, and Ian Wilson's new work 'Up Above the World'.

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28 July | 13:00

Skibbereen Courthouse view location

€ 10.00

The Presto Quartet are

Helen Rutledge & Caoimhe McCarthy, violins

 Stephen Kelleher, viola and Alina Mayer Whitla, cello

Formed in 2012 at the CIT Cork School of Music the players are members of the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland and of the Cork Youth Orchestra, with which they performed in the Festival of Youth Orchestras in Tuscany in July 2016. Members of the quartet participated in summer chamber music courses in Aravon School, Bray, Co. Dublin as well as ConCorda 2015 and 2016. In 2016, they were the highest placed string quartet in the Feis Ceoil Under 17 Junior Chamber Music Cup, winning the Silver medal (2nd place).

Following a recommendation from the Carducci Quartet, who coached them as part of ConCorda 2016, they were accepted to the Wigmore Learning National Young String Quartet Weekend 2017 at Chetham's School in Manchester in February 2017. They also attended ConCorda Summer course in August 2017, where they engaged in varied chamber ensembles as well as in improvisation performance combining performance and theatre.

The Presto Quartet is committed to developing new skills, including performing contemporary music, and is delighted to be working with composer Ian Wilson.

 

The Presto Quartet

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Funders and Sponsors

The Arts Council Cork County Council
Skibbereen Credit Union Fields of Skibbereen The Southern Star Skibbereen and District Chamber of Commerce Failte Ireland