Ortús Chamber Music Festival 2023 Announce Concerts

We are so excited to share with you details of the 8th Ortús Chamber Music Festival from February 26 – March 5 with performances at Saint Brendan’s Church, Bantry, MTU Blackrock Castle Observatory, UCC Aula Maxima, Sea Church Ballycotton, MyPlace Midleton, Saint Peter’s Cork and Cork MTU School of Music.

All details can be found at ortusfestival.ie.


On Thursday, 2 March 2023 at 7.30pm, the evening concert (in collaboration with MTU Blackrock Castle Observatory) will be limited to 50 patrons who will be treated to an immersive evening of music inspired by the night’s sky. Early booking is advised!

A Sunday morning concert will be dedicated to the music of Johann Sebastian Bach featuring celebrated Cork violinist Eoin Ducrot returning from Switzerland to perform Bach’s D minor Violin Partita and the award winning Marmen Quartet playing a selection of our favourite Bach Chorales.

Sinéad is delighted to bring her quartet to Ireland for this festival. Hailing from Sweden (Johannes Marmén, violin), New Zealand (Bryony Gibson-Cornish, Viola) & Switzerland (Laia Valentin Braun, violin). The Marmen Quartet have had an incredibly exciting year, with performances at the Berlin Philharmonie & Boulez Saal, Lucerne Festival, BBC Proms, Stockholm Konserthuset, among others. There is nothing quite like bringing your colleagues home to where your musical journey began!

The Marmen will be joined by star Welsh pianist Jâms Coleman for Franck’s Piano Quintet and by celebrated Irish musicians Fiachra de hÓra (viola) & Peggy Nolan (cello) for Brahms’ much-loved String Sextet in B flat major. Sinéad will perform Ravel’s Duo for Violin and Cello with Eoin Ducrot (violin).

Other works will include Mozart & Fauré’s beloved piano quartets, Beethoven’s epic late quartet op. 131, the Irish premiere of Salina Fisher’s Heal, Garth Knox’ Quartet for One and much, much more.

Tickets will be available in early January 2023 on ortusfestival.ie and from Pro Musica in Cork.  A festival pass will also be available – please email ortusfestival@gmail.com for further details.