Now in its sixth 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, Stephen Waarts, Siobhán Doyle, Patrick Rafter, Phoebe White, William Hagen, Yoan Brakha & Brendan Garde, violists Timothy Ridout, Georgy Kovalev, Séamus Hickey, Ruth Gibson, Cian Ó Dúill, Martin Moriarty & Ed Creedon, cellists Sinéad O’Halloran, Ivan Karizna, Ella van Poucke, Killian White, Christopher Ellis, Brian O’Kane & Aoife Nic Athlaoich, pianists Michael McHale, Gary Beecher & Ellen Jansson, flautist Fiona Kelly, clarinetists Mate Bekavac & Jessie Grimes, Uilleann Piper Fergal Breen and soprano Kelley Lonergan.
The 2021 Festival runs from February 26-28th in Cork City, Tracton and Cobh. For a full list of events and to find out how you can be part of this exciting musical venture please click here.