The West Cork Chamber Music Festival is the highlight of the summer for the many music lovers who make the annual pilgrimage to Bantry.
Over the course of the festival, almost one hundred international musicians perform thirty six concerts in beautiful Bantry House and St. Brendan’s Church, Wolfe Tone Square, Bantry.
Among the musicians performing in 2014 are the Danish Quartet, RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet, Alban Gerhardt, Alina Ibragimova, Zemlinsky Quartet, Philippe Cassard, Irish Chamber Orchestra, Carolin Widmann, Nurit Stark, Concerto Copenhagen, Lise Berthaud, Andreas Brantelid, Maria Keohane, Lawrence Power, Cedric Pescia, Gregana Gergova and José Gallardo.
This is the festival where the music lover can hear the finest works in the repertoire as well as world premieres of some exciting new music. Each year audience members from throughout Europe, the United States and the Middle East arrive in this small fishing town in a remote corner of West Cork.
Morning talks, a violin making exhibition and young musician master classes run throughout the week.