Pirosmani Quartet in Cork
Beethoven - Quartet in D major Op.18 No.3 
Sean Doherty - ‘Night Piece’ 
Brahms - Quartet in A minor Op.51 No.2 
Cork violinist Mairead Hickey leads a star-studded lineup of international musicians. Beethoven’s Op.18 No.3 was by some accounts his first string quartet and from its lyrical opening to its fleet-footed finale it carries the hallmarks of the master’s genius. We lost many of Brahms’ quartets through his obsessive self censorship, but this magnificent A minor quartet is one of the three masterpieces that escaped his fireplace. Sean Doherty’s fine ‘Night Piece’ was written for Mairead Hickey’s Ortus Festival in Cork in February 2020.
This concert is part of a tour coordinated by the National String Quartet Foundation. It is supported by the Arts Council and RTE Lyric FM. Further details at www.NSQF.ie