The objectives of the National String Quartet Foundation are: 

  1. To serve the public through live performances of string quartet and other chamber music.

  2. To support professional chamber musicians living and working in Ireland

  3. To promote the understanding and enlightened appreciation of string quartet music and chamber music in general

  4. To support substantial and innovative concert series at Ireland’s major concert venues

  5. To provide access to affordable, high quality concerts to communities throughout Ireland

  6. To introduce young people to the diversity of classical music

  7. To support Irish composers through commissions, workshops, performances and recordings

  8. To encourage young Irish musicians through teaching and mentoring

  9. To support musical and cultural festivals in Ireland

  10. To support musical and cultural ambassadors for Ireland overseas