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Ficino Quartet play Gojijov, McDonagh, Shostakovich, Brahms
Kilkenny City, Co. Kilkenny
8 December 2023
Formed in 2013, the Ficino Ensemble has been committed to exploring the vast chamber music repertoire and presenting thoughtfully programmed concerts. Part of the National String Quartet Foundation's Autumn Tours.

Ficino Quartet

Elaine Clark - violin

Hugh Murray- violin

Nathan Sherman - viola

Ailbhe McDonagh - cello

Osvaldo Gojijov - Tenebrae

Ailbhe McDonagh - String Quartet No. 2 ‘’The Lore Quartet’

Dmitri Shostakovich - String Quartet in F# minor, Op. 108 No. 7

Johannes Brahms - String Quartet in A minor Op. 51 No. 2

Ailbhe McDonagh presents her newly commissioned second string quartet on this tour. Osvaldo Golijov’s hauntingly beautiful Tenebrae reflects both the brutality of human conflict and the parallel perspective of the earth’s serene progress through space. Shostakovich’s short and enigmatic seventh quartet was dedicated to his first wife who had died six years earlier and finally Brahms’ glorious masterpiece, his A minor quartet.

Event details

8 December 2023


Start 20:00End 22:00



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The Parade Tower Wing, The Parade, Kilkenny, Ireland
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