Ortús Chamber Music Festival 2022

St. Peter’s Church, North Main Street, Cork

25 February –

 27 February 2022

Mairéad Hickey with violin and bow in a narrow alley
In Person Event

We are delighted to announce that the seventh Ortús Chamber Music Festival will take place from Friday, February 25th to Sunday, 27th, in venues in Cork City and County. Co-Founder, and Artistic Director of the Festival Mairéad Hickey, will welcome a cohort of some of the finest classical musicians on the international stage. Performing alongside Mairéad, (violin) will be celebrated Irish musicians, Fiachra Garvey (piano) and Siún Milne (violin), and international star violinist Fumika Mohri from Japan, cellists Brandon Cho (USA) and Alexander Kovalev (Russia), and violists Sindy Mohamed (France) and Sara Ferrández (Spain).

Mairéad Hickey with Violin under her chin sitting on a bench
Mairéad Hickey with violin on Bench

“We cannot wait to bring live chamber music to audiences in the heart of Cork City and County in February 2022. We would like to acknowledge, with thanks, the Arts Council, Cork City and County Councils, and all of our friends and supporters for continuing to support the festival during such difficult times’’ said Mairéad.

Audiences will be treated to a tempting array of chamber music, from Dvorak’s marvellous second piano quintet, to a Chausson’s Concert together with works by Beethoven, Mozart, Shostakovich, Rimsky Korsakov and Irish composer, Sebastian Adams.

Mairéad Hickey posing with her violin
Mairéad Hickey posing with Violin for The Ortús Chamber Music Festival Photoshoot

The Ortús Chamber Music Festival will take place from 25th to 27th February 2022  in Cork City, Tracton, and Midleton in Co. Cork. Tickets will be available for live performances, subject to current government guidelines. All concerts will be recorded for post festival streaming. Full details of the festival and ticket information can be found on ortusfestival.ie and through social media channels.

Mairéad Hickey standing with violin and bow, staircase in the backgrounds
Mairéad Hickey with Stairs in background

If people are interested in becoming a Festival Friend, please visit ortusfestival.ie/support/ or contact ortusfestival@gmail.com. Ortús is also on Facebook and Twitter.

Mairéad Hickey with violin and bow in a narrow alley
Narrow backlit alley with Mairéad Hickey and her violin

Ortús Festival gratefully acknowledges the support of the Arts Council, RTÉ Supporting the Arts, Cork County Council, Cork City Council and all of our other supporters and friends.

Ortús Festival is a registered charity.

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