Ophelia String Quartet

The Ophelia Quartet at Tullynally Castle

The Derravaragh Music Association is proud to present The Ophelia Quartet, performing live in the majestic great hall of Tullynally Castle on Saturday 12th October.

Made up of four of Ireland’s most outstanding young artists, the Ophelia Quartet made their concert debut at the West Cork Chamber Music Festival 2019. Since then, they have been the ConCorda Fellowship Quartet, and toured Ireland in September as part of the National String Quartet Foundation autumn season 2019.

Phoebe White recently graduated with a Bachelor degree from Indiana University, where she studied with Mauricio Fuks. She now studies under Carolin Widmann at the Hochshcule für Musik und Theater “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy” Leipzig. Recently, she was awarded the Flax Trust Bursary Prize at the Clandeboye Festival.

Ní Bhriain started playing the violin when she was 3 years of age. She has been a student of Young European Strings and the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin. She has also participated in masterclasses with Jan Repko, Stephan Picard, Baiba Skride and Maxim Vengerov. Colma is now studying for her Bachelor in Music Performance with Prof. Thomas Klug in the Hochschule für Künste Bremen, Germany.

20 year old violist Seamus Hickey studies with Nobuko Imai and Marjolein Dispa at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. A former student of Simon Aspell and Adrian Petcu at the CIT Cork School of Music, he is a versatile performer and a committed chamber musician and was a finalist in the 2018 Irish Freemasons Young Musician of the Year.

Killian White studied with Christopher Marwood at the Royal Irish Academy of Music until June 2018. He recently commenced a Bachelor degree at the Barenboim-Said Akademie in Berlin, under Frans Helmerson. Killian was the recipient of the 2018 RDS Music Bursary. He has performed as a soloist with the RTE Concert Orchestra, Kaunas Symphony Orchestra, the Hibernian Orchestra, Dublin Symphony Orchestra, and the New York Concerti Sinofnietta.

Phoebe White – violin 1, Colma Ní Bhriain – violin 2, Seamus Hickey – viola, Killian White – cello


  • Shostakovich – String Quartet No. 7, Op. 108 (13’)
  • Mendelssohn – String Quartet No. 2, Op. 13 (30’)
  • Robin Haigh – Samoyeds (8’)
  • Ravel – String Quartet In F major

Tickets, priced €25, are available now from Eventbrite.