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Classical Concert: THE DOOLAN QUARTET

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Inkwell Theatre Tracton Arts and Community Centre Minane Bridge Co. Cork
Date and Time
  • October 14, 3:00pm

We are delighted to welcome The Doolan Quartet to The Inkwell Theatre stage!

Sunday 14th October at 3pm

Inkwell Theatre, Minane Bridge

Ticket: €15 plus booking fee, €10 plus booking fee for children aged 16 and under

The Doolan quartet brings two of the most popular works for string quartet to the Inkwell Theatre on Sunday 14th June at 3pm. Beethoven’s C minor quartet is fourth in the set of six quartets with which he burst to fame in 1801. Sharing the same key and sense of drama as his fifth symphony, it remains a favourite with audiences today. Viennese composer Franz Schubert was just twenty seven years old, impoverished and terminally ill, when he wrote his ‘Death and the Maiden’ quartet, in 1824. This much loved masterpiece contrasts high drama with achingly beautiful music, culminating in the last movement’s famous tarantella. In between these two pieces, the Quartet will play a short, fascinating new piece by young Dubliner Daragh Black Hynes, one of the winners of this year’s West Cork Chamber Music Festival composition competition.

THE DOOLAN QUARTET

David McElroy, violin - Rachael Masterson, violin
Martha Campbell, viola - Grace Coughlan, cello

The Doolan Quartet is a new ensemble comprised of full time students from CIT Cork School of Music, where they have been tutored by Christopher Marwood, Simon Aspell, Gregory Ellis, Adrian Petcu and Ruxandra Petcu-Colan. They were awarded first prize in the Feis Ceoil Chamber Music Cup and in the Vanbrugh Chamber Music Competition at Cork School of Music. They performed at this year’s Feis Ceoil gala concert at the National Concert Hall and also in the Rising Stars series at the RDS. As part of the National String Quartet Foundation’s spring quartet series, they gave recitals in Triskel Arts Centre and at the Schoolyard Theatre in Charleville and earlier this month they took part in the Young Musicians Programme at the West Cork Chamber Music Festival. They take their name from Dr Bridget Doolan, an iconic figure in Cork music and head of the School of Music in the 1970s.

David McElroy graduated last October with a First Class Honours BMus from  CIT Cork School of Music with the title “student of the year” as highest placed fourth year student and also taking the Alan Cutts prize for conducting. He is continuing his violin studies with Ruxandra Petcu-Colan in the CSM Masters in Performance Programme.
Leader of the CSM Symphony Orchestra and twice winner of the senior concerto prize, David has performed Bruch Violin Concerto No.1 as well as the Glazounov Violin Concerto with the CSMSO. In 2017 he performed in the RDS Rising Stars platform and in the young Musicians’ programme of the West Cork Chamber Music Festival.

Rachael Masterson is a violinist from Poyntzpass, Newry, and is currently in her third year of the Bmus course in CIT Cork School of Music, studying under Ruxandra Petcu-Colan. Since starting the violin at the age of 7, Rachael has participated in various competitions throughout Ireland, winning the Senior Violin competition at Newry Feis, Feis Maitiu and Feis Ceoil. A recipient of the ABRSM silver award at grade 8, she was also awarded the Father Brendan McNally bursary for concerto performance at Newry Feis. Rachael has performed in the John Field Room of the NCH as a soloist for the ESB Feis Ceoil Young Platform Series in September 2015 and 2017.

Violist Martha Campbell is currently studying with Simon Aspell at the CIT Cork School of Music.  She has been a prizewinner at both Feis Maitiu, Cork and Feis Ceoil, Dublin, and has performed in masterclasses with Bruno Giuranna, Nobuko Imai and Nils Mönkemeyer.  An avid chamber musician, Martha  has enjoyed masterclasses with Hugh Maguire and the Belcea, Carducci and Danel Quartets, as well as taking part in the West Cork Chamber Music Festival Mentoring Programme (2012, 2013) and the Irish Chamber Orchestra’s Academos project (2015, 2016). She has just returned from a year abroad studying with Professor Frank Strauch at the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt Weimar through the Erasmus exchange programme.

Grace Coughlan is a first year BMus student at the CIT Cork School of Music and is studying cello under Christopher Marwood. She has won numerous national prizes, including Feis Maitiu’s “Br. Paul O’Donovan’s Perpetual Trophy & Scholarship” for advanced recital, Feis Ceoil’s Senior Cello award and the CSM Senior Recital Competition. She was a finalist in the National Concert Hall “Young Musician’s Award” for strings in 2015 and was selected to perform at Feis Ceoil’s Young Platform series at the National Concert Hall.

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