Contemporary Violin and Bow making in Ireland. An Exhibition.Posted on May 16th, 2012
CIT Cork School of Music plays host to an exhibition of Contemporary Violin and Bow making in Ireland on 25th – 26th May 2012.
This exhibition presents the work of some of the finest violin and bow makers working in Ireland today. The group first came together in 2007 for West Cork Chamber Music Festival in Bantry and has continued to exhibit there since. The skill and knowledge of members of the group has been recognised in awards at the most prestigious international competitions.
The exhibition will put in perspective the quality of contemporary instruments and bows available to players, whether students, professional musicians players, or soloists with established international careers.
Players will have the opportunity to try instruments and bows in a relaxed environment and the event will include talks and discussions, a concert and a separate presentation of instruments made in Ireland in the past.
Friday 25th May
- 11:30am to 9pm – Main Exhibition in Foyer
- 1:10pm – Lunchtime concert by young siring quartets.
- 5pm – Talks and discussions on bow making.
- 6pm – Advanced student quartet and string trio concert in Curtis auditorium followed by open discussion with violin ond bow makers.
Saturday 26th May
- 10am to 1:30pm – Main Exhibition in Foyer
- 11am – Introductory talk on irish violin makers of the past.
- 12pm – Talk on instrument maintenance by Bertrand Galen
An exhibition of work by Irish violin makers of the past will run concurrently with the main exhibition.
- Youenn Bothorel, Dublin. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01 804 0654
- Mick DeHoog, Dublin. E-mail: email@example.com Tel: 01 670 5245
- Bertrand Galen, Cork. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 021 480 6590 / 087 415 0709
- Jeremie Legrand, Ballygarvan, County Cork. E-mail: email@example.com Tel: 021 488 8016 / 086 389 8720
- Conor Russell, Kilbride, County Wicklow. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 087 757 3353
- Kuros Torkzadeh, ballinderreen, County Galway. E-mail: email@example.com Tel: 086 812 7534
- Graham Wright, Newport, County Mayo. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 086 342 6111
- Noel Burke, Carlow. E-mail: email@example.com Tel: 059 913 1948
- Gary Leahy, Newport, County Mayo. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 086 306 8084
- Robert Price, Derrygonnelly, County Fermanagh / Brussels, Belgium. E-mail: email@example.com Tel: +32 25 33255
The group wishes to thank CIT Cork School of Music for the invitation to present this exhibition and would also iike to acknowiedge its recent acquisitions of work by members of the group.