RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet with Nobuko Imai

RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet with Nobuko Imai

Playing in Bantry, Castlebar, Roscommon, Listowel, Cork, Dublin, Dun Laoghaire, Letterkenny Nobuko Imai (Viola), Gregory Ellis (Violin), Keith Pascoe (Violin), Simon Aspell (Viola), Christopher Marwood (Cello)

Tour Dates

25 Nov Bantry House
26 Nov Linenhall Arts Centre
27 Nov Roscommon Arts Centre
28 Nov St. John's Theatre and Arts Centre
29 Nov Curtis Auditorium
30 Nov Christ Church Cathedral
1 Dec Pavilion Theatre
2 Dec Regional Cultural Centre
4 Dec Upstairs, The MAC
5 Dec Great Hall, University of Ulster
6 Dec Market Place Theatre

Music Network in association with RTÉ presents the RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet with Nobuko Imai

25 November - 6 December 2011
 
Nobuko Imai, viola
Gregory Ellis, violin
Keith Pascoe, violin
Simon Aspell, viola
Christopher Marwood, cello
 
Music Network’s final tour of the season brings together the internationally-acclaimed RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet with the sensational Nobuko Imai, regarded as one of the most outstanding violists of her generation.
Noted for her flawless technique and warm, expressive tone, Imai has performed as a solo artist with many of world’s finest orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic, the Royal Concertgebouw, and the London Symphony. As a chamber musician, she has been a member of the much-lauded Vermeer and Michelangelo Quartets in addition to collaborating with a veritable who’s who of international stars including Yo-Yo Ma, Gidon Kremer, Midori, Isaac Stern and Itzhak Perlman.
Based in Cork as Resident Quartet to RTÉ for over 25 years, the national treasure that is the Vanbrugh Quartet needs no introduction to Irish audiences. The ensemble enjoys a thriving international career, performing at such venues as London’s Wigmore Hall, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw and Carnegie Hall, New York.


Programme
Beethoven Quintet Op.29
Brahms Quintet Op.111
John Kinsella Dialogue

 

25 Nov Bantry House
13 Glengarriff Road, Bantry, Co. Cork
3pm 1850 788789 or 027 52788 / www.westcorkmusic.ie West Cork Music
26 Nov Linenhall Arts Centre
Linenhall Street, Castlebar, Co. Mayo
8pm 094 9023733 / www.thelinenhall.com Linenhall Arts Centre
27 Nov Roscommon Arts Centre
Circular Road, Roscommon, Co. Roscommon
8pm 0906 625824 / www.roscommonartscentre.ie Roscommon Arts Centre
28 Nov St. John's Theatre and Arts Centre
The Square, Listowel, Co. Kerry
8pm 068 22566 St. John's Theatre & Arts Centre
29 Nov Curtis Auditorium
Cork School of Music, Union Quay, Cork
8pm Tickets available on the door Cork Orchestral Society
30 Nov Christ Church Cathedral
Christchurch Place, Dublin 8
8pm Tickets on the door / Online booking closed Music Network
1 Dec Pavilion Theatre
Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
8pm 01 2312929 / www.paviliontheatre.ie Pavilion Theatre
2 Dec Regional Cultural Centre
Port Road, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal
8pm 074 9120777 Regional Cultural Centre
4 Dec Upstairs, The MAC
Belfast
8pm www.themaclive.com / Tel: 028 9023 5053 Moving on Music in association with the MAC
5 Dec Great Hall, University of Ulster
Derry
8pm www.walledcitymusicfestival.com Walled City Music Festival
6 Dec Market Place Theatre
Armagh
8pm Tel 028 37521821 / www.marketplacearmagh.com Market Place Theatre

"Imai's stature is revealed in her beautifully exact double stopping, perfect rhythmic poise, and the way she searches out and presents the true character of each piece. Great viola playing!"

- Gramophone

"This committed ensemble feels more galvanised and exciting than ever"

- The Strad on the Vanbrugh Quartet