NSQF Quartets at Triskel: Ophelia Quartet

NSQF Quartets at Triskel: Ophelia Quartet

NSQF Quartets at Triskel: Ophelia Quartet


Triskel Christchurch

Tobin Street


Sat 14 September 2019 - 1:10 pm


€16 (standard) | €13 (concession) | €12 (COS members)

Made up of four of our outstanding young artists, the Ophelia Quartet made their concert debut earlier this summer at the West Cork Chamber Music Festival. Mendelssohn wrote his Op.13 quartet as a teenager, just a few months after Beethoven’s death, and in deep fascination with the master’s late quartets. Ravel’s 1903 quartet exudes a heady blend of classicism and exoticism which has seen it become a firm favourite amongst both musicians and audiences.Buy tickets for Irish Chamber Orchestra: Short Stories


Mendelssohn String Quartet No.2, Op.13
Ravel String Quartet in F major

Phoebe White, violin
Colma NÍ Bhriain, violin
Seamus Hickey, viola
Killian White, cello


€16 (General Admission) | €13 (Concessions) | €12 (COS members) 

The Ophelia Quartet was formed this year by siblings Phoebe and Killian White, and their long-time friends Seamus Hickey and Colma NÍ Bhriain.

Phoebe White recently graduated with a Bachelor degree from the Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University, where she studied with Mauricio Fuks. She has a passion for chamber music, and has performed at festivals including the Ortús Chamber Music Festival, and the Clandeboye Festival.

Colma NÍ Bhriain started playing violin at the age of three. She has played in masterclasses for Jan Repko, Baiba Skride and Maxim Vengerov. She is now studying for her Bachelor degree with Thomas Klug in the Hochschule für Künste Bremen.

Seamus Hickey studies with Nobuko Imai and Marjolein Dispa at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. A former student of Simon Aspell and Adrian Petcu at the CIT Cork School of Music, he was a finalist in the 2018 Irish Freemasons Young Musician of the Year.

Killian White studied with Christopher Marwood at the Royal Irish Academy of Music until June 2018. He recently commenced a Bachelor degree at the Barenboim-Said Akademie in Berlin, under Franz Helmerson. Killian was the recipient of the 2018 RDS Music Bursary.

The National String Quartet Foundation is a legacy of the work of the Vanbrugh Quartet. Resident Quartet to RTÉ from 1986 to 2013 and Artists in Residence at University College, Cork from 1990 until the retirement of violinist Gregory Ellis in 2017, the Vanbrugh Quartet gave nearly 2,000 concerts throughout Ireland as well as enjoying a successful international career.

The Foundation creates and sponsors projects which bring live chamber music to audiences throughout Ireland. It is committed to supporting musicians who wish to explore and perform the string quartet repertoire and to helping concert promoters present this rich and rewarding music.

Presented by Triskel Arts Centre in association with the National String Quartet Foundation