Masterclass Programme Ensembles
David McElroy [violin 1]
Rachael Masterson [violin 2]
Martha Campbell [viola]
Grace Coughlan [cello]
The Doolan Quartet is an established ensemble comprised of full time students from CIT Cork School of Music, where they have received chamber music tuition from Simon Aspell, Gregory Ellis, Christopher Marwood, Adrian Petcu and Ruxandra Petcu-Colan.
The quartet performed in the National String Quartet Foundation Series in the Triskel Arts Centre and at the Schoolyard Theatre, Charleville, and received first prize in both the Feis Ceoil 2018 Chamber Music Cup and the CIT CSM Vanbrugh Chamber Music Competition 2018. Following these successes the ensemble performed at the National Concert Hall Feis Ceoil Gala Concert and at the RDS Rising Stars series 2018.
The Doolan Quartet also performed in the National String Quartet Foundation Cork County Series in Autumn 2018, and enjoyed a masterclass with the renowned Emerson Quartet at the National Concert Hall.
The quartet have a keen interest in music education and outreach, and in October 2018 took part in West Cork Music’s Tuning Up programme, in association with Diane Daly and Cork County Council.