West Cork Chamber Music Festival

West Cork Chamber Music Festival

The West Cork Chamber Music Festival is the highlight of the summer for many music lovers who make the annual pilgrimage to Bantry.

Ireland’s biggest and most prestigious chamber music festival is back in style for its 26th incarnation with six concerts a day and a multitude of masterclasses.

Headlined by four outstanding violinists, Alina Ibragimova, Viviane Hagner, Nurit Stark and young Mairéad Hickey, they are complemented by four international string quartets, Pacifica, Armida, Ardeo and Ragazze plus the exciting young Trio Gaspard. The Baroque and early music ensembles also feature two outstanding violinists, Ariadne Daskalakis and Johannes Pramsohler.

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.

The West Cork Chamber Music Festival is not just a week of extraordinary concerts in a fabulous setting. It is also a summer meeting-point for top young ensembles, where advanced students have the opportunity to immerse themselves without distraction in the world of chamber music.

Morning talks, a violin making exhibition, young musician master classes, and a handful of free events run throughout the week.

It is important to pre-book your tickets, as the festival is known to sell out! Tickets for the West Cork Chamber Music Festival can be booked on the festival website or by calling the West Cork Music office.

View the full programme of West Cork Chamber Music Festival Events here.

Click here to start planning your visit to the Bantry.

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Jun 23 2023 - Jul 02 2023


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