Siún Milne, violin; Marja Gaynor, violin; Cian O Dúill, viola; Aoife Nic Athlaoich, cello
Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809)
String Quartet in B-flat major, Op. 1 No. 1, La chasse (c1760)
String Quartet in D major, Op. 8 No. 6 (1775)
Based in Cork, the Giordani String Quartet is Ireland’s only period instrument string quartet, playing on gut strings, which produce the sound anticipated by the composers. The group takes its name from the Italian composer Tommaso Giordani, who lived and worked in Dublin in the late 1700s, and it plans to perform and record all 12 of Giordani's string quartets. Since forming in 2016 the Giordani Quartet has performed at the Newry Chamber Music concert series and at East Cork Early Music Festival.