Con Brio presents – The Callino Quartet

The Callino Quartet

The Con Brio Music Series welcomes back


CONCERT TAKES PLACE AT CALRY CHURCH, Thursday, 7th October, 8pm.

Tickets in advance only: €23 / student rate: €10 (students must bring valid ID on the night)

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Helena Winkelman, Tom Hankey (violins), Becky Jones (viola) and Sarah McMahon (cello)

The Callinos were formed at the West Cork Chamber Music Festival in 1999 and are no strangers to Sligo audiences having played here many times.

Since its formation the Callino Quartet has been impressing international audiences and critics alike with their bold, imaginative and sensitive performances. They have cultivated a challenging and eclectic repertoire, performing and collaborating with many diverse musicians including the Belcea string quartet, double bassist Edgar Meyer, pianist Barry Douglas, singer Patricia Rozario, rock band Arcade Fire, Bell Orchestre and jazz musicians John Abercrombie and Sophie Dunér.

Winners of several international prizes and distinctions, including second prize in the 2008 Tromp International String Quartet in the Netherlands, the quartet studied intensively with Rainer Schmidt (Hagen Quartet) in 2008 at the Musik Akademie in Basel, Switzerland. The quartet were also invited to Italy to work with the distinguished Hungarian composer and pedagogue Gyorgy Kurtàg.