1:00pm | €Free but booking essential |
1:00pm | €Free but booking essential |
Join the Siciliana and Quay Quartets in Triskel Courtyard for music by Mozart and Mendelssohn.
Please note: the 4pm performance is booked out.
The Siciliana Quartet
The Siciliana Quartet, founded in 2020, is made up of four school students at MTU Cork School of Music. These talented young performers are tutored by Simon Aspell, violist in the Vanbrugh Quartet and lecturer at MTU CSM. They have recently taken classes with Ed Creedon, as part of the Ortús Festival 2021 and Christopher Marwood.
Cillian Ó Cathasaigh, violin
Isabelle Kearney, violin
Sinéad Fleming, viola
Harry Neal, cello
Mozart – Quartet in B flat major ‘The Hunt’
- Allegro vivace assai
- Menuetto and Trio. Moderato
- Allegro assai
Cillian Ó Cathasaigh studies violin with Colette O’brien and piano with Nicholas O’Halloran in the MTU Cork School of Music. He is a multiple prizewinner at Feis Maitiú, MTU CSM and the ESB Feis Ceoil. Cillian is also a gifted traditional fiddle player and over the years has been awarded prizes at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann. He has been a member of the National Youth Orchestra since 2019 and also a long standing member of the Cork Youth Orchestra.
Isabelle Kearney is a violin student of Elizabeth Charleston at MTU Cork School of Music. She has been a prizewinner both at Feis maitiú and at the MTU CSM.
Sinéad Fleming studies viola in the Cork School of Music with Cian Ó Dúill. She also plays violin and piano, and is a prizewinner at Feis maitiú, as well as being a member of the Cork Youth Orchestra.
Harry Neal started the cello with Phil Buckley at the age of 4 and is currently a student of Christopher Marwood at MTU Cork School of Music. He is member of the Cork Youth Orchestra and has been involved in chamber music and orchestral playing at MTU CSM.
Anna Jansson, violin
Kate O’Shea, violin
Conor Galvin, viola
Róisín Fleming, cello
Mendelssohn – Quartet No.1 in E flat major
- Adagio non troppo – Allegro non tardante
- Canzonetta: Allegretto
- Andante espressivo
- Molto allegro e vivace
Anna Jansson is a violin student of Katherine Hunka, having previously studied with Úna Kindlon and Ruxandra Petcu-Colan, and is also a piano student of Mary Beattie. She has won numerous prizes on both instruments in both ESB Feis Ceoil and Feis Maitiu, including the Claude Biggs Memorial Cup, the Bridget Doolan Trophy, and the Bernard Curtis Memorial Trophy on piano, as well as the John O’ Sullivan trophy and the Michael Kelleher Memorial Cup on violin. She has participated in masterclasses at the Mozarteum in Salzburg and is a member of the Cork Youth Orchestra, and the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland.
Kate O’Shea studies violin with Colette O’Brien at Cork School of Music. As a multiple prize-winner at Feis Maitiú and CSM, Kate is also a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland and the Royal Concertgebouworkest Young in Amsterdam 2020/21.
Conor Galvin began his music studies at the Cork School of Music on Violin with Eithne Willis aged 7. He studies Viola with Simon Aspell and Violin with Eithne Willis. He also studies Chamber Music with Gregory Ellis. He is a member of the European Youth Orchestra Academy, National Youth Orchestra of Ireland, Cork School of Music Symphony Orchestra and Cork Youth Orchestra. Conor is looking forward to spending the next school year in Nantes, studying at the Nantes Conservatoire.
Róisín Fleming studies cello with Christopher Marwood at the MTU Cork School of Music. She has performed as part of the Quay Quartet, the Pernambuco Quartet, the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland and the Cork Youth Orchestra. She has won prizes, on both cello and piano, at Feis Maitiú, Feis Ceoil and Cork School of Music in-house competitions.
These quartets will perform two shows on Friday 30 July: 1pm & 4pm. Bookings will open on Monday 26 July.
Triskel Courtyard is funded by the In The Open – Faoin Spéir award operated by the Arts Council, an initiative that encourages a curated programme of multi-disciplinary, inclusive arts activity in public or open spaces in towns and communities around Ireland. Partners include Cork City Council Arts Office, Verdant Productions, Cork Folk Festival and the National String Quartet Foundation. The programme runs from 29 July 2021.
Triskel Courtyard is an outdoor venue with uneven ground so please wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the weather.
Tickets for shows will go on sale on a phased basis from Monday 26 July.