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Thursday 22 November 2018

Young string quartet in Mullaghmore

Pictured above is Ireland's leading young string quartet, the Callino Quartet, who will perform in a Music Network (Young Musicwide) concert in the Old Schoolhouse, Mullaghmore on Saturday, August 11th at 8.30
Pictured above is Ireland's leading young string quartet, the Callino Quartet, who will perform in a Music Network (Young Musicwide) concert in the Old Schoolhouse, Mullaghmore on Saturday, August 11th at 8.30

MUSIC NETWORK and Mullaghmore Active are pleased to announce a concert by Ireland's leading young string quartet, the Callino Quartet, in the Old Schoolhouse, Mulla...

MUSIC NETWORK and Mullaghmore Active are pleased to announce a concert by Ireland's leading young string quartet, the Callino Quartet, in the Old Schoolhouse, Mullaghmore on Saturday, August 11th at 8.30.

This performance by the all-female quartet takes place as part of Music Network's Young Musicwide performance programme funded by the Arts Council, ESB and The British Council and promoted locally by Mullaghmore Active. Tickets at £15 are available on (071) 43103/66207.

Since their formation in June 1999 following a critically acclaimed performance at the West Cork Chamber Music Festival, the Callino Quartet (Ioana Petcu-Colan, violin; Sarah Sexton, violin; Samantha Miller, viola' Sarah McMahon, cello) have established themselves as one of Ireland's most exciting young chamber ensembles. They have performed in masterclasses with internationally renowned musicians including Seigmund Nissel and Norbert Brainin (Amadeus Quartet), Christophe Coin (Quatour Mosaique), violist Hortmut Rhode and members of the Skampa, Panacha and Vonbrugh Quartets.

Recent work includes a focus on Russian repertoire, with cellist Valentein Berlinsky of the Borodin Quartet and with the Latvian composer Peteris Vasks, in advance of a performance of his first quartet at the West Cork Chamber Music Festival 2001.

2000 included a performance alongside the Vanbrugh Quartet at the launch concert of the West Cork Music Festival 2000, a performance in Bantry House for West Cork Music Festival, a tour of The Netherlands performing in Amsterdam, Lelystad, Swollw, Zutphen and Eindhoven and participation, by invitation, in the London Royal Academy of Music Mozart Festival where they performed an evening of chamber music with guest viola player Paul Silverthorne, Principal Viola with the London Symphony Orchestra.

In March this year the Callino Quartet made their debut as the first Music Network Young Musicwide ensemble in a performance of the Mendelssohn octet with the Vogler Quartet at the Model Arts and Niland Gallery, Sligo. As the Music Network Young Musicwide ensemble, they join a unique performance programme designed specifically for highly tolerated young Irish instrumentalists.

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