The Carducci Quartet

November 28, 2010


The Carducci Quartet

The Carducci Quartet is recognised as one of today’s most exciting young string quartets and consists of two married couples: Matthew & Emma Denton and Eoin Schmidt-Martin & Michelle Fleming.The Carducci is internationally renowned, performing over 100 concerts worldwide each year. They were winners of the Concert Artists Guild Competition in New York, the Kuhmo International Chamber Music Competition and were short-listed for the 2008 Royal Philharmonic Society Chamber Music Award.

The  Quartet came to our school on Tuesday 23rd November. Classes from Third to Sixth classes enjoyed the performance. Each instrument was introduced in turn and they performed a variety of music, old and new, from around the world. The children took part in a variety of games and activities concentrating on developing their listening skills and their sense of rhythm.


The performance lasted about an hour and the children loved it. It was a great introduction to Quartet music in what was an intimate live performance. We hope that the workshop will develop a love of music, and that it will also inspire existing string and instrument players to keep practicing their instruments as the members of the Quartet have to practice five hours a day!




Entry Filed under: 1st Class Ms Kelleher 2010-11,2nd Class Ms Crowley 2010-11,3rd Class Mrs Bourke 2010-11,4th Class Mrs Cronin 2010-11,5th & 6th Class Mrs O'Callaghan 2010-11,Junior Infants Ms Cronin 2010-11,Junior Infants Sr Mary 2010-11,Sen Infants & First Ms Twomey 2010-11,Senior Infants Mrs Creedon 2010-11. .

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