Ortús Chamber Music Festival

Now in its eighth year, the Ortús Chamber Music Festival brings together top Irish and international musicians to perform around Cork City and County. The festival also includes educational and outreach projects in schools and public spaces across the community. Co-founded by Artistic Directors Sinéad O’Halloran and Mairéad Hickey, Ortús seeks to highlight the musical ability and innovation of young Irish musicians and composers while bridging connections with musicians around the world.

Past musicians involved in Ortús include violinists Mairéad Hickey, Fumika Mohri, Siún Milne, Stephen Waarts, Siobhán Doyle, Patrick Rafter, Phoebe White, William Hagen, Yoan Brakha, Peter Rainer, Stephanie Appelhans & Brendan Garde, violists Timothy Ridout, Sara Ferrández, Sindy Mohamed, Georgy Kovalev, Séamus Hickey, Francesca Gilbert, Ruth Gibson, Cian Ó Dúill, Martin Moriarty & Ed Creedon, cellists Sinéad O’Halloran, Brannon Cho, Ivan Karizna, Ella van Poucke, Killian White, Christopher Ellis, Alexander Kovalev, Brian O’Kane & Aoife Nic Athlaoich, pianists Michael McHale, Fiachra Garvey, Gary Beecher & Ellen Jansson, double bassist Naomi Shaham, French horn player Hannah Miller, flautist Fiona Kelly, clarinetists Mate Bekavac & Jessie Grimes, Uilleann Piper Fergal Breen  and soprano Kelley Lonergan.

The 2023 Festival runs from March 2nd-5th in Cork City, Ballycotton & Midleton. Featuring Sinéad O’Halloran (cello), Johannes Marmén (violin), Bryony Gibson-Cornish (viola), Laia Valentin Braun (violin), Jâms Coleman (piano), Eoin Ducrot (violin), Peggy Nolan (cello), Fiachra de hOra (viola) & the Marmen Quartet. For a full list of events and to find out how you can be part of this exciting musical venture please click here.