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 Irish string players working in the field of string quartet and related chamber music performance

  3. To promote knowledge, understanding and appreciation of string quartet and related chamber music repertoire.

  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