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Gagliano String Quartet Saturday 23rd March

Classical music is on offer on Saturday 23rd of March next in the intimate environment of the Riverbank Arts Centre in Newbridge, with the Gagliano String Quartet playing a medley of works by Beethoven and Hayden.

The individual members of the Gagliano String Quartet had wide experience in Chamber Music before getting together to form a quartet. They have been performing together for about three years and give three to four concerts per year. All four are very active in the Music Industry in the Dublin area. Gagliano String Quartet

The programme for tonight will include, Beethoven's Opus 132 in A Minor; Quartet No 35, The Lark by Hayden Opus 64 No 5. The quartet is made up of Christian Tecklenborg, 1st Violin; Christina Connors, 2nd Violin; Christine Meehan, Viola; and Vincent Hunt, (Cello).

Christian Tecklenborg began his violin studies in Germany and subsequently studied both violin and viola with Prof Ronald Masin in Dublin. With extensive musicial experience, he has been involved in chamber music over many years.

Christina Connors, brought up in England, started her early music career at the Welsh College of Music & Drama under the direction of Suzanne Stanseleit. She has also taken part in masterclasses with such famous music groups as the Brodsky String Quartet.

Christine Meehan began her viola studies with Sheila Cronin in Newry, and continued them while studying languages at the Queen's University of Belfast. While there, she participated in string quartet classes with Heinz Hammerslag, developing her love of the vast repertoire of the medium.

Vincent Meehan was a student of Clare Mathews and Maurice Meulen in Belfast, and studied quartets with Heinz Hammerslag. Forming with his sisters, Una and Fionnuala the Hunt Piano Trio, they toured Europe while Vincent completed his cello studies firstly with Amadeo Baldovino in Rome, and afterwards with Franco Rossi in Florence.

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Co Kildare 8.00 pm
Booking on (045) 448333

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