The Spero Quartet is a new quartet founded in 2020, bringing together three of Cork’s finest musicians with Canadian violinist Brigid Leman.
The concert will go live at 8pm on Triskel’s Digital Stage on Friday 16 April and will be available for ticketholders to watch until 8pm on Sunday 18 April.
In association with the National String Quartet Foundation
Brigid Leman, violin
Siun Milne, violin
David Kenny, viola
Yseult Cooper Stockdale, cello
Caroline Shaw [b.1982] Entr’acte 
Garth Knox [b.1956] Satellites 
Samuel Barber [1910-1981] Adagio 
Ludwig van Beethoven [1770-1827] Quartet in F major Op.18 No.1 
Brigid Leman was born in Ottawa, Canada. She studied in San Francisco, Zurich and Weimar and from 2012 to 2019 worked with the Hamburg State Opera under Simone Young and Kent Nagano. In 2020 she moved to Ireland where she has played in Galway‘s Luminosa String Orchestra and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra. She teaches violin in the Junior Department at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin.
Siún Milne is a keen chamber musician and has performed with a variety of ensembles throughout her career including The Vanbrugh Quartet, Callino Quartet, Irish Chamber Orchestra, European Union Chamber Orchestra, Arensky Chamber Orchestra and Musici Ireland. She is currently a member of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.
David Kenny studied with Constantin Zanidache and Simon Aspell at the CIT Cork School of Music and played principal viola with the European Union Youth Orchestra and the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland. In 2016, David was appointed to the viola section of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra. An experienced chamber musician, David has performed at the West Cork Chamber Music Festival, Music in Drumcliffe Festival, Interlaken Classics Festival and has collaborated with the Ficino Ensemble, Musici Ireland and the Vanbrugh Quartet.
Yseult Cooper Stockdale studied in Cork, Dublin and Leipzig and enjoys a versatile career between the UK and Ireland. She has worked with both RTE orchestras, the Irish Chamber Orchestra, Welsh National Opera, Southbank Sinfonia and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. As chamber musician she has played in groups including the Alberi Piano Trio, Musici Ireland, Crash Ensemble, Ficino Ensemble and London-based Scordatura Collective. She has a keen interest in exploring new music, and has performed over 50 premieres with Kirkos Ensemble.
SPRING QUARTETS AT TRISKEL
Triskel and the National String Quartet Foundation partner once again on a series of beautiful concerts. This series will feature two quartets that were founded in 2020 and the long-established ConTempo Quartet.
Join us online from the comfort of your own home on Friday evenings in April for music by Ina Boyle, Beethoven, Amanda Feery, Tchaikovsky and more.
Friday 9 April at 8pm – Banbha Quartet
Friday 16 April at 8pm – Spero Quartet
Friday 23 April at 8pm – ConTempo Quartet