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Callino Quartet - Live at Solstice

Solstice is delighted to announce a live performance by the Callino Quartet composed of Helena Winkelman, Tom Hankey, Rebecca Jones and Sarah McMahon.

The Callino Quartet was formed at the West Cork Chamber Music Festival in 1999 where they immediately felt a deep musical affinity and gave a critically acclaimed début concert. Since then they have been delighting audiences, both in Ireland and abroad, with their fresh, engaging interpretations and innovative programming.

It has cultivated a broad and eclectic repertoire. They have collaborated with musicians from across a variety of genres, including Edgar Meyer, Tom Poster, Gilbert Kalish, Patricia Rozario, Ailish Tynan, rock band Arcade Fire, Bell Orchestre and jazz guitarist John Abercrombie. They have also worked with manycomposers, including Peteris Vasks, Aleksandra Vrebalov, Alexander Knaifel, Franghiz Ali-Zadeh, Ian Wilson and Raymond Deane on their works for string quartet. The Quartet was also honoured to be invited to Italy to work closely with the distinguished Hungarian composer and pedagogue Gyorgy Kurtàg.

The Quartet has received many awards including prizes at the Borciani and Tromp international string quartet competitions. They have performed in many of the world's best concert halls including Wigmore Hall and Carnegie Hall, as well as having toured extensively throughout Europe.

Previous recordings by the quartet include works by Arvo Pärt, Valentin Silvestrov, John Tavener, Rachel Stott, Alexander Knaifel and Ian Wilson. Their most recent recording of Haydn’s “Seven Last Words” for Coro has met with critical acclaim. Their subsequent collaboration with Canadian film director, Kaveh Nabatian, performing a live score of this work, was premiered at the International Film Festival in Rotterdam in 2019 and will be touring to festivals in New York, Buenos Aires, Bilbao, Montreal, Edinburgh and Moscow.

Their name comes from the Irish air “Cailín cois tSuir a mé” which means “Girl by the River Suir”. This is the earliest piece of Irish music to have been notated, in the 16th century, and it is on display in Trinity College Dublin.

Limited capacity due to Social Distancing. Seats must be booked in advance - no door sales. Only those available on the seating map can be occupied - no changing or moving seats in the auditorium permitted. Select seats according to your party size. For groups of larger than 4 or wheelchair bookings contact Box Office on 046 909 2300.

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