NCH Chamber Music Gathering:  Saturday 5th January 2019

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NCH Chamber Music Gathering:  Saturday 6th January 2018

The National String Quartet Foundation, in association with the National Concert Hall, is delighted to present the second annual Chamber Music Gathering, taking place at the National Concert Hall in the first week of January 2018.

Bringing together several generations of Ireland’s finest string players, the NCH Chamber Music Gathering builds on the work of the Vanbrugh Quartet's mentoring programme at the West Cork Chamber Music Festival and its teaching in Cork and Dublin.

Following three days of intensive rehearsal the event culminates in three concerts on Saturday January 6 featuring masterpieces of the chamber music repertoire. Playing alongside the rising stars of Irish classical music will be the country’s leading professional string players, offering a unique array of ensembles in a wonderful day of great music.

Please book your tickets HERE


11.00                         Kevin Barry Recital Room

Beethoven - string quintet Op.104
Siun Milne, violin
David McElroy, violin
Ed creedon, viola
Beth McNinch, viola
Christopher Ellis, cello

Dvorak - string sextet
Siobhan Doyle, violin
Gina McGuinness, violin
Aiveen Gallagher, viola
Nathan Sherman, viola
Sinead O'Halloran, cello
Gerald Peregrine, cello

13.05                   The Studio

Mozart - string quintet K.614
Anna Cashell, violin
Lynda O'Connor, violin
Cian Ó Duill, viola
Fiachra de hOra, viola
Killian White, cello

Schoenberg - Verklarte Nacht
Roisin Walters, violin
David Tobin, violin
Neasa Ni Bhriain, viola
Simon Aspell, viola
Miriam Roycroft, cello
Annette Cleary, cello

Dvorak - string quintet Op.77
Phoebe White, violin
Cliodhna Ryan, violin
Robin Panter, viola
Christopher Marwood, cello
Malachy Robinson, double bass

16.30                   University Church, St Stephen's Green

Mendelssohn - string quintet Op.87
Helena Wood, violin
Siun Milne, violin
Ed Creedon, viola
Aiveen Gallagher, viola
Gerald Peregrine, cello

Brahms - string sextet in G major
Lynda O'Connor, violin
Siobhan Doyle, violin
Nathan Sherman, viola
Cian Ó Duill, viola
Ailbhe McDonagh, cello
Sinead O'Halloran, cello

Tchaikovsky - Souvenir de Florence
Patrick Rafter, violin
Gina McGuinness, violin
Simon Aspell, viola
Seamus Hickey, viola
Christopher Ellis, cello
Killian White, cello


NCH Chamber Music Gathering:  Saturday 7th January 2017



11.00            Kevin Barry Recital Room

Mozart    String Quintet No.4 in G minor K.516
Patrick Rafter & Anna Cashell: violin
Cian O Duill and Robin Panter: viola
Aoife Burke: cello

Brahms String Sextet No.1 in B flat Op.18
Elizabeth Cooney & Siun Milne: violin
Ed Creedon & David Kenny: viola
Christopher Ellis & Eugene Lamy Alves, cello

13.05            John Field Room

Boccherini        Cello Quintet in E major
Ioana Petcu-Colan & Mia Cooper: violin
Lucy Nolan: viola
Brian O’Kane & Yseult Cooper Stockdale: cello

Dvorak     Viola Quintet in E flat Op.97
Elaine Clarke  & Siobhan Doyle: violin
Martin Moriarty & Alison Comerford: viola
Aoife Nic Athlaoich: cello

Schubert    Cello Quintet in C major D.956
Mairead Hickey & Anna Cashell, violin
Neasa Ní Bhriain, viola
Christopher Marwood & William Butt, cello

16.30    The Studio

Beethoven    Viola Quintet in C Op.29    
Michael d’Arcy & Elizabeth Cooney, violin
David Kenny & Nathan Sherman, viola
Sinead O’Halloran, cello

Brahms    Viola Quintet Op.111
Mia Cooper & Siobhan Doyle, violin
Robin Panter and Ed Creedon, viola
Brian O’Kane, cello

Mendelssohn    Octet in E flat Op.20
Gwendolyn Masin,  Ioana Petcu-Colan, Siun Milne & Patrick Rafter: violin
Cian O Duill & Lucy Nolan, viola
Eugene Lamy Alves & Killian White, cello