April 2017: Mia Cooper, Katherine Hunka, Ioana Petcu-Colan & Helena Wood

10 May 2017

Katherine Hunka and Ioana Petcu-Colan facilitated workshops and masterclasses with string students in Cork, Nenagh, Birr and Cork as part of their nationwide tour. Ioana also facilitated a composer-performer seminar with Ian Wilson in Wicklow.  

We partnered with Cork ETB School of MusicLimerick School of MusicMusic Generation Wicklow and Gaelscoil Aonach Urmhamhan, Nenagh to coordinate the activities.

Thank you to our partner promoters for supporting the Learning and Participation Programme on this tour: Triskel Arts Centre, the Lime Tree Theatre, the Courthouse Arts Centre, and Birr Theatre and Arts Centre.


Project Partner Feedback

"Thank you again to Music Network for yet another inspiring and motivating experience for our young students." Carol Daly, Cork ETB School of Music

"This was a wonderful opportunity for young violinists to meet with a professional of such stature as Katherine Hunka; they learned so much from her and were invigorated and refreshed in their attitude to their music lessons." Cecilia Madden, Limerick School of Music

"This whole project was such an amazing experience for our school orchestra. We are very grateful to Music Network for arranging and subsidising this event. It is wonderful to know that there are organisations out there who support the arts and support musical endeavours such as ours... The welcome in the theatre from Emma and her staff and the welcome in The County Arms strongly contributed to the immense success -  not to mention the sheer privilege of meeting and then working and performing with Katherine Hunka. They are very lucky children indeed!" Orla McNamara, Gaelscoil Aonach Urmhamhan

"Katherine Hunka was a delight and pleasure to have at the string workshops. She captured the imagination and interest of the children with her colourful imagery and ideas. It was a huge honour to have a violinist of Katherine’s calibre work with our orchestra." Lisa Duffy, Gaelscoil Aonach Urmhamhan


Participant Feedback

"It was well put together and very enjoyable" Parent of workshop participant

"I enjoyed the concert thoroughly. The musicians were impressive as was their programme of music" Parent of workshop participant

"I really enjoyed my violin masterclass with Katherine Hunka and would love to do it again." Masterclass participant

"Overall a great afternoon & evening." Parent of participant

"The masterclass really encouraged me to keep working through hard pieces and strive to improve. It was a privilege to have learned from her. She taught me so much in so little time! I thoroughly enjoyed the experience." Masterclass participant