West Cork Chamber Music Festival


Fri 24 Jun - Sun 03 Jul 2022

West Cork Music is delighted to announce the programme for this summer’s West Cork Chamber Music Festival which runs in Bantry from 24 June – 3 July. After two years of uncertainty and cancelled festivals, the Festival can finally celebrate its 25th anniversary.

The programme is packed with more than seventy concerts featuring sixty professional musicians and over twenty students, plus an extensive masterclass series of up to five classes a day. A Fringe series from Glengarriff to Skibbereen, taking in the Islands, will run alongside the main Festival programme.

The core of the 2022 Festival is built around four top international String Quartets – Pavel Haas Quartet from Prague, Danel Quartet from Belgium, Signum Quartet from Germany, and Doric Quartet from London – and a series of major cycles from Biber and Bach to Weinberg via Haydn, late Schubert and Bartók.

The Festival is renowned for supporting young musicians at every stage of their development and this year welcomes a number of Stars of the Future including Cork violinist Mairéad Hickey, pianist Nathalia Milstein, cellist Ella van Poucke, and violinist Diamanda Dramm.


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