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The Callino Quartet are passionately committed to bringing music to a wider audience and particularly strive to inspire a love for music in young people. They have a long standing association with the schools of County Cork and have held an annual education residency there for the last seven years. Due to the resounding success of these workshops they are now working closely with West Cork Music and the Arts office for Cork County Council to try to develop this into a more long term programme.
The quartet have held an education residency in County Leitrim in association with Music Network and have also performed in many schools throughout Northern Ireland and the U.K. The Quartet are committed to teaching and have given numerous masterclasses and been tutors on the Concorda Chamber Music Courses in Kilkenny.
Some feedback from the pupils at St Joseph’s Primary school in Macroom, Cork:
‘On the 16th of October Callino Quartet came to our school. There were four girls and their names were Sarah Cork, Becky from London, Sarah from Dublin and Héloïse from Dublin.They were a string quartet. They played Mozart, Simpsons, Mama Mia. Callino Quartet they made us do some African clapping, it was so much fun! They were the best string quartet I have ever heard! I really enjoyed it. I thought the African clapping was the best and they picked people out of the audience to conduct them. It was so much fun! After [the workshop] everybody went and got some paper and a pen and got them to sign it. There was a huge line of people waiting. It was the best day ever. After watching them now I want to be in a string quartet .’ Sarah
‘The Callino Quartet came to our school on the 16th of October. They played many songs for us including Mozart, the Callino tune, the Simpsons theme tune and Mamma Mia. They also did some African clapping with us and played Bartok-Romanian folk dances. The Callino Quartet were amazing at what they did. Their names were Sarah from Cork, Becky from London, Sarah from Dublin and Héloïse from Dublin. Towards the end of the performance they let people come up and conduct them making them go as fast or as slow as they wanted, which was fun to watch. The Quartet let all of the people watching to get their autographs after the show ( I got all 4! ). They are the best Quartet ever!!’ Lily
‘On the 16th of October a string Quartet came and they were called ”Callino Quartet”. They were great and they did lots of things with us. They did Mozart, African Clapping, Bartok-Romanian, Folk dances, Jonacek, from Czech republic, Callino Tune from Ireland, Simpsons and Mamma Mia… They were great!!’ Christine and Aileen
To read more comments from the pupils of St Macrooms visit: www.stjosephsprimarymacroom.com/pupils_views.html