Cork: Ortús Chamber Music Festival Sept 3rd – 5th

Sinéad O’Halloran – Image: Magda Lukas

Ortús Chamber Music Festival returns

September 3rd-5th 2021

Cork City & County

The highly anticipated 2021 Ortús Chamber Music Festival begins on Friday, September 3rd, with the opening concert in MTU Cork School of Music, in Cork ‪at 8pm. Ortús Artistic Director, Sinéad O’Halloran, will perform alongside Hannah Miller on French Horn, Stephanie Appelhans on Violin, Francesca Gilbert and Martin Moriarty on Viola.

On Saturday 4th September, there are two concerts:

2 pm in the Tracton Arts Centre (Inkwell Theatre) Minane Bridge, where Mozart’s Sonata for Cello and Bassoon B-Flat major, K292 (arr. for viola and double bass) will be performed.

Cloyne Cathedral is the venue for a concert that evening, at 7.30 pm, featuring Haydn’s String Quartet in D major, Op. 20 no. 4, and Sam Perkin’s String Trio “Flow.”

The closing concert will be back in MTU Cork School of Music, on Sunday 5th September at 3 pm, and will include works by Brahms and Schubert.

Each concert has a different programme, showcasing a dazzling array of Irish and international musicians – Artistic Director and cellist, Sinéad O’Halloran, will be joined by phenomenal Irish musicians, Martin Moriarty – viola, Hannah Miller – French horn, Ellen Jansson and Gary Beecher – piano, alongside international violinists, Peter Rainer & Stephanie Appelhans (Germany), Francesca Gilbert (UK) – viola, and Naomi Shaham (Israel) – double bass.

Full details are on 

Tickets are now available for these live concerts and can be booked here.  Current Covid protective measures will be adhered to in all venues.

This year there is also the opportunity to purchase tickets to watch each concert online. Tickets for the online concerts are available now and can be booked here. The concerts will be available to view online for one week only from September 10th.

Ticket sales are online only. For this reason, tickets are not available via usual outlets, such as Pro Musica.  However, if you are unable to purchase tickets online, please email us 

Due to restricted capacity under government guidelines, there is limited availability, and so early booking is advised for the live concerts.  

Ortús is very grateful to the Arts Council and to all friends and supporters.

Ortús Chamber Music Festival

September 3rd-5th 2021

Cork City & County


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