Once again The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal, Co. Cork, will bring us much loved and revered classical music – music which is so much admired and enjoyed here in Youghal and the greater East Cork Region.
This time we immerse ourselves in an afternoon of string delights from the Esposito Quartet. The Esposito Quartet comprises four musicians with a combined bounty of experience as orchestra leaders, principals, professors, recital and recording artists, whose common love of the quartet treasury drove them in 2010 to ignore it no longer and seek each other out. The Quartet name honours Michele Esposito, pianist and composer.
The quartet has enjoyed recent concerts in Newry, Killaloe, Castleconnell and Dublin. They performed in the 2017 Music for Galway Mid-Winter Festival. The Quartet toured to six venues in April/May 2016 and seven venues in in September 2017.
Expect nothing short of a stellar performance and an extraordinary afternoon’s entertainment that have become synonymous with The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal, Co. Cork.
Artists in this magical quartet are as follows:
The Mia Cooper – Violin
Mia has lived in Dublin since her appointment as leader of the RTE Concert Orchestra in . She previously held principal positions with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and City of London Sinfonia, has appeared as guest leader of many of the UK’s symphony orchestras. Equally at home as a chamber musician, Mia has participated in chamber music festivals, in Ireland, the UK, France, India, and Lithuania. This year she participated in a Music Network nationwide tour of a specially created programme for the leaders of Ireland’s main four orchestras. Mia studied with renowned pedagogue Yossi Zivoni at the Royal Northern College of Music, and continued her training at the Paris Conservatoire. She teaches violin at the Royal Irish Academy of Music.
Anna Cashell -Violin
Chamber music is one of Anna’s passions outside of her work with the Esposito quartet she performs regularly with her husband Simon Watterton in the Cashell-Watterton duo and is also a member of the Irish Chamber Orchestra. This year she has been invited to perform at the Little Venice Chamber Music Festival London, the Highgate International Chamber Music Festival and the National Concert Hall chamber music Gathering. She has also performed and recorded with the Crash ensemble in America and Dublin.
Joachim Roewer – Viola
Born in East Germany, Joachim Roewer graduated from the Hochschule fuer Musik “Franz Liszt” Weimar and the Orchesterakademie of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. In 1994 he moved to Ireland to become principal viola with the Irish Chamber Orchestra, a position which he has held ever since. He has also worked as principal viola with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland and Camerata Ireland. On numerous occasions he appeared as soloist with the Irish Chamber Orchestra, recently alongside Anthony Marwood in Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante and in Hector Berlioz’ “Harold in Italy” with the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland.
For enquiries telephone The Mall Arts Centre @ 087 9593276
William Butt – Cello
William Butt was born in London. His musical career started early, as a chorister in St.Georges Chapel, Windsor. Later he studied at the Royal Northern College of Music with Moray Welsh and after winning awards and scholarships such as the Royal Society of Arts, Martin Trust and first prize in the Muriel Taylor competition, he furthered his studies with Antonio Lysy in Montreal. He now enjoys a busy career as soloist, chamber musician and is professor of cello at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin.
William Butt’s performances have been broadcast on BBC radio 3 (in recital as well as concerti with the Ulster Orchestra) , BBC radio Ulster, BBC world service, National television in China, CBC (Canada) and RTE radio and television. He has also featured as a guest artist on the popular programme “in tune” on BBC Radio 3.