November 2017: Quatuor Voce

07 December 2017

Members of the string quartet facilitated string workshops in Letterkenny and Newbridge, and cello masterclasses were held in Dublin. We partnered with Donegal Music Education Partnership, Celbridge Concert Orchestra and RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra Cello Section Leader Martin Johnson to arrange the activities.

Lydia and Guillaume facilitated a string workshop with members of the Donegal Youth Orchestra at the Regional Cultural Centre ahead of the quartet’s concert there. Sarah and Cécile facilitated two string quartet workshops with members of the Celbridge Concert Orchestra at the Riverbank Arts Centre, with Orchestra members making up a large proportion of the quartet’s concert audience that evening. Finally, Lydia facilitated a cello masterclass with students of Martin Johnson ahead of the Quatuor Voce concert at the Pavilion Theatre.

Thanks to our partner promoters Regional Cultural Centre, Riverbank Arts Centre and Pavilion Theatre for supporting the Music Network Learning & Participation Programme on this tour.


Project Partner Feedback:

"What a brilliant workshop from two members of the classy French string quartet Quatuor Voce. Lydia and Guillaume were inspirational. Quatuor Voce played two stunning pieces at the end of the workshop, an unexpected and memorable treat." Martin McGinley, Donegal Music Education Partnership

"The CCO chamber groups had a wonderful experience with the tutors from Quatuor Voce. The team from Music Network were fantastic in co-ordinating and providing the workshops. And the staff from the Riverbank Arts Centre were both extremely courteous and helpful in providing the wonderful venue." Claire Condron, Celbridge Concert Orchestra

"A worthwhile afternoon- an invaluable part of the development for students and teachers alike." Martin Johnson, RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra


Participant Feedback:

"Such professional skill plus helpful, friendly people! Wish they could have stayed with us longer!" Participant, Donegal Youth Orchestra

"It was a delight to meet members of the Quartet and get their input into our music. Very enjoyable and constructive." – Participant, Celbridge Concert Orchestra

"I loved the way the tutor showed us how to engage physically as well as intellectually with the music – we are too much in our heads!" Participant, Celbridge Concert Orchestra

"Wow! So devoted and talented" Participant, Donegal Youth Orchestra