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The Vanbrugh Quartet
Francesco Turrisi & The Taquin Experiments
  • The Vanbrugh Quartet


    Sun
    26
    14:30 @ Triskel Christchurch
    tickets: €10
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    The Vanbrugh Quartet

    Line Up: Gregory Ellis, Keith Pascoe, Simon Aspell & Christopher Marwood

    This stunning group is Ireland’s national string quartet, artists in residence at University College Cork and lecturers in chamber music at the DIT Conservatory, Dublin.
    The Quartet will present some extraordinary music as it introduces, for the first time, its special repertoire to jazz fans attending the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival.

    Based in Cork and Resident Quartet to RTÉ from 1986-2013, the Vanbrugh Quartet has dedicated itself to bringing string quartet music to diverse audiences throughout Ireland, having given around one thousand concerts in all sorts of venues, large and small.
    In 1996 the Quartet founded the West Cork Chamber Music Festival and the group has overseen its emergence as one of Europe's most vibrant music festivals. The festival's master classes have become a standard summer destination for Ireland’s most talented emerging chamber musicians and, supported in part by the Quartet’s own Scholarship Fund, more than one hundred players have already benefited from the experience of taking part.

    In April 2005 the Quartet planned and hosted European Quartet Week, an event which stood out as one of the most exciting and innovative of Cork’s tenure as European Capital of Culture.
    As well as presenting the core string quartet repertoire, the Vanbrugh Quartet has consistently championed the work of Irish composers in concerts and broadcasts in Ireland and abroad.
    They support Ireland’s emerging composers through workshops and competitions for University College Cork, DIT Dublin, the Contemporary Music Centre and West Cork Music.

    The Vanbrugh Quartet has an extensive discography which includes the complete Beethoven quartets as well as numerous contemporary Irish quartets. Awards include Gramophone Critics’ Choice 2003 for Boccherini’s cello quintets and Gramophone Editor’s Choice (February 2006) for Charles Stanford’s viola and piano quintets.

    Winners of the 1988 London International String Quartet Competition, the quartet has enjoyed a busy international career which has taken them throughout Europe, the Americas and the Far East. The current season includes visits to the UK, Italy, Sweden, Russia, and the USA, plus a tour of China and Korea.

    Definitely something different at the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival – enjoy crossover music of the highest quality.

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  • Francesco Turrisi & The Taquin Experiments


    Sun
    26
    14:30 @ Triskel Christchurch
    tickets: €10
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    Francesco Turrisi & The Taquin Experiments

    Line Up: Francesco Turrisi (Piano), Dan Bodwell (Double Bass), Matt Jacobson (Drums)

    Francesco Turrisi has been defined a “musical alchemist” by the press because of his wide range of musical influences and experiences.

    With “The Taquín Experiments” He creates an original musical language, drawing influences from baroque music to the traditional repertoires from the Mediterranean, Irish traditional music and contemporary jazz.

    In “Sarabanda" he is joined by Catalan singer Clara Sanabras for an exciting re-interpretation of Italian music of the 17th century.

    The combination of Clara's unique voice and the sound of “The Taquín Experiments” will help to transform these 400 years old melodies by composers such as Claudio Monteverdi, Barbara Strozzi, Tarquinio Merula, into something new and will create a different way of looking at early baroque repertoires.

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