3 Kinds of Music: ConTempo Quartet & Aoife Burke
Galway Music Residency presents a digital version of its renowned multi-genre series Friday 20 to Sunday 22 August. 3 Kinds of Music has been one of the many Covid casualties depriving Galway audiences of a tasting menu of classical, jazz, folk and traditional music. Curated by music mastermind Matthew Berrill, the digital edition will feature some of Ireland’s best emerging and established musicians in pop-up gigs throughout the weekend.
The weekend continues with a performance by ConTempo Quartet with Cork cellist Aoife Burke of a lively Boccherini quintet on Saturday 21 August. All performances, which were filmed in The Mick Lally Theatre by Salty Productions, will be available to enjoy for free on Facebook and YouTube at 1pm each day. Donations welcome.
Irish cellist Aoife Burke leads a diverse career as a recitalist, chamber musician, orchestral player, curator and producer. Selected by The Arts Council as a recipient of a Next Generation Artist Bursary 2020, Aoife is a member of the Opalio Piano Trio and the Banbha String Quartet, supported by the National String Quartet Foundation.
An avid chamber musician, Aoife has collaborated with The Vanbrugh, Musici Ireland and the Gavin Bryars, Kirkos, Ficino and Crash Ensembles, and has performed at numerous national and international music festivals, including the National Concert Hall Chamber Music Gathering, the NCH Perspectives Series, West Cork Chamber Music Festival, Music in Drumcliffe, New Music Dublin, Cork Midsummer Festival, Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte di Montepulciano, the Aurora Chamber Music Festival (Sweden) and Barry Douglas’ Clandeboye Festival, where she was awarded the Special Festival Prize.
She currently holds a residency at the Triskel Arts Centre in Cork City, where she curates the 6 Summertime Concerts Series and the Spotlight Chamber Music Series, which she founded in 2017. Her numerous national prizes and awards include the RTÉ Lyric FM Award, Hazel de Courcy Lewis Cup, Bach Prize and Clyde Twelvetrees Cup at Feis Ceoil, Dublin and the Capuchin Order Perpetual Cup and Bursary at Feis Maitiú, Cork.
Galway Music Residency is supported by NUI Galway (education partner), the Arts Council, Galway City Council and Galway County Council.