RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet (Gregory Ellis, Keith Pascoe - violins; Simon Aspell - viola; Christopher Marwood - cello) is the resident string quartet to Radio Telefís Éireann, Ireland's national broadcasting service, and Artists in residence to University College Cork and founders of the internationally acclaimed West Cork Chamber Music Festival. University College Cork ( UCC) is a constituent university of the National University of Ireland, the university is located in Cork.
The RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet shot to fame winning the 1988 London International String Quartet Competition and, now in its twenty-first concert season, is one of Europe's most successful quartets, internationally recognised for its beauty of sound, clarity of texture and integrity of interpretation within an unusually wide and varied range of repertoire.
Familiar visitors to all the main UK festivals the Vanbrugh Quartet also broadcasts frequently for BBC Radio 3 and performs regularly at London’s Wigmore Hall and South Bank. Wigmore Hall is a leading international recital venue that specialises in hosting performances of Chamber music and is best known for classical recitals of piano song and instrumental The South Bank is the area in London on the southern bank of the River Thames near Waterloo station that houses a number of important
The Quartet enjoys a thriving international career with past appearances including concerts in Berlin (Konzerthaus), Amsterdam (Concertgebouw), Hungary (Liszt Academy), Poland (Lancut Festival), Spain (Galicia Festival), Flanders Festival, Menuhin Festival, Gstaad plus numerous visits to Scandinavia where recordings were made of the complete Beethoven quartets. The quartet tours the USA on a regular basis with performances in Carnegie Hall, New York and the Kennedy Center in Washington. Carnegie Hall (generally ˌkɑrnɨgi ˈhɔːl is a concert venue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City located at 881 Seventh Avenue, occupying the east The John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (on the building itself called the John F
Hyperion released two Vanbrugh Quartet CDs of chamber music by Charles Villiers Stanford. Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (30 September 1852 &ndash 29 March 1924 was an Irish composer resident in England for much of his life The Quartet’s recent recording of three of Boccherini’s cello quintets on Hyperion was featured as Editor’s Choice in Gramophone Magazine. Luigi Rodolfo Boccherini ( February 19, 1743 &ndash May 28, 1805) was a classical era Composer and cellist
Other recent CDs include Metronome’s second CD devoted to the music of Belfast composer Piers Hellawell, a Black Box release of Ian Wilson's three quartets and a recording for Hyperion of works for quartet and soprano by John Tavener. WikipediaWikiProject Composers#Lead section --> Not to be confused with John Taverner These recordings join a discography of twenty-one releases which includes the complete Beethoven Quartets and works by Haydn, Schubert, Dvořák, Janáček, Dohnányi, E.J. Moeran, Robert Simpson, John Tavener, John McCabe, John Kinsella, Raymond Deane, Brian Boydell and Walter Beckett. Ernest John Moeran ( 31 December 1894 &ndash 1 December 1950) was an English composer Robert Simpson or Bob Simpson may refer to British Robert Winthrop Simpson, (1799&ndash1887 Rear-Admiral of the Chilean Navy Hero of Raymond Deane (born 1953, Achill Island) is a contemporary freelance Irish composer and author Brian Boydell (March 17 1917 &ndash November 8 2000 was an Irish composer whose works include orchestral pieces Chamber music, and songs