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Resident Quartet to RTÉ, Ireland’s national broadcaster, since 1986, the RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet is one of Europe's most successful quartets, internationally recognised for its beauty of sound, clarity of texture and integrity of interpretation within an unusually wide and varied range of repertoire.

The quartet has given more than eight hundred concerts across the length and breadth of Ireland at the same time as maintaining a thriving international career with regular tours throughout Europe, the USA and the Far East. The quartet members are also Artists in Residence at University College, Cork, founders of the internationally acclaimed West Cork Chamber Music Festival and lecturers in chamber music at DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama.

As well as presenting the core string quartet repertoire, the RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet has consistently championed the work of Irish composers in concerts and broadcasts in Ireland and abroad, with dozens of commissions and premieres to its name. An extensive and critically-acclaimed discography includes the complete Beethoven quartets. Awards include Gramophone Critics' Choice 2003 for Boccherini's cello quintets and Gramophone Editor's Choice (February 2006) for Charles Stanford's viola and piano quintets, a CD released by Hyperion in cooperation with RTÉ.

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