Pirosmani Quartet

Wednesday Oct 19th 2022 • 7:30 pm | The Large Room • City Hall

    Mairead Hickey violin
    William Hagen violin
    Georgy Kovalev viola
    Aleksey Shadrin cello
Pirosmani Quartet

Cork violinist Mairead Hickey leads a star-studded lineup of international musicians. Beethoven’s Op.18 No.3 was by some accounts his first string quartet and from its lyrical opening to its fleet-footed finale it carries the hallmarks of the master’s genius. We lost many of Brahms’ quartets through his obsessive self censorship, but this magnificent A minor quartet is one of the three masterpieces that escaped his fireplace. Sean Doherty’s fine ‘Night Piece’ was written for Mairead Hickey’s Ortus Festival in Cork in February 2020.

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    Quartet in D major Op.18 No.3 [1798]

    Sean Doherty

    ‘Night Piece’ [2020]


    Quartet in A minor Op.51 No.2 [1873]