The Shandon Quartet in Concert
The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal Saturday November 17th at 3 pm
Yew Wood Venues in association with the National String Quartet Foundation with the support of the Arts Council and Cork County Council present
The Shandon Quartet
Siun Milne and Brendan Garde, violins, David Kenny, viola, Aoife Burke, cello
Hayden – Quartet Op.76 No.3
Raymond Deane – Embers
Schumann – Quartet Op.41 No.3
Four of Cork’s brightest musical stars have come together as the Shandon Quartet and are performing in Limerick, Youghal and the National Concert Hall as part of the National String Quartet Foundation’s autumn season.
Haydn’s 62nd String Quartet,’Emperor’, abounds with charm and vitality, incorporating folk dance rhythms and some stunning virtuosity. Raymond Deane wrote his quartet embers in 1973 when he was only twenty years old and it remains one of his best loved works. Schumann’s third quartet is lyrical, dramatic, full of conflicting emotions and is abundant in beautiful musical references to Clara, his wife.
Siún Milne is an Assistant Lecturer in Violin at the CIT Cork School of Music. She regularly plays with the Irish Chamber Orchestra, performing as part of the Würzburg Mozart Fest, Storioni Festival Eindhoven and the Heidelberg and Rheingau Festivals at venues including The Lincoln Centre New York, Berlin Konzerthaus and Zürich Tonhalle.
Brendan Garde is currently studying for a Masters in Music Performance at the CIT Cork School of Music under the tutelage of Gregory Ellis. He is a graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, where he was the ABRSM EU scholar for the duration of his studies with Leland Chen. Brendan was a finalist in both the Norman George Violin Scholarship and the Helen Porthouse Paganini Prize at the RNCM.
David Kenny is a graduate of the CIT Cork School of Music, where he studied with Constantin Zanidache and Simon Aspell. A keen chamber musician, he has performed at the West Cork Chamber Music Festival, Music in Drumcliffe, Interlaken Classics Festival Switzerland, KBC Great Music in Irish Houses Festival and The Chamber Music Gathering at the National Concert Hall, as well as collaborating with the Ficino Ensemble, Musici Ireland and The Vanbrugh Quartet. In 2016 David was appointed to viola section of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra.
Aoife Burke is a first-class graduate of the RNCM, Folkwang University of the Arts and the CIT Cork School of Music, where she studied with Emma Ferrand, Christoph Richter and Christopher Marwood, respectively. During her studies, Aoife was a recipient of the Raphael Sommer Scholarship and was a Britten-Pears Young Artist. She currently holds a residency at the Triskel Arts Centre in Cork, where she curates the Summer Lunchtime Concert Series and the Spotlight Chamber Music Series.
Tickets €12.50/€10.00 concession are available at www.themallartscentre.com or telephone 087 9593276 or at the door on the day of the performance.