Adrian Mantu

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Galway ConTempo Quartet: ‘For me, the pinnacle of the RTÉ residency was that we got the chance to do the Beethoven cycle and the Béla Bartók cycle around the country’

The four members of the Galway ConTempo Quartet, who relocated from Romania to the west of Ireland to become the Galway Music Residency’s ensemble-in-(...)

Contempo Quartet

Music for Galway has been running a mid-January chamber music festival for the last 15 years. It took place at Taibhdhearc na Gaillimhe from 2004 to (...)

Irish composer: Jennifer Walshe. Photograph: Blackie Bouffant

“It was a Jennifer Walshe sandwich.” The cellist Adrian Mantu was speaking to the audience, introducing the Irish composer’s Minard/Nithsdale and desc(...)

Eamonn Gilmore: he said Labour made the right decision in selecting Brendan Howlin as leader. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The Government will last a year to 18 months and will break up over “some very small thing”, former tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has said. Speaking at NUI(...)

As director-soloist in Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, Nicola Benedetti placed less emphasis on the music’s notated proportions than on the images of birds, animals and weather the composer signposted in the score

Scottish star violinist Nicola Benedetti brought a two-week tour of the music of Vivaldi, Tchaikovsky and Mark-Anthony Turnage to Dublin’s National(...)