Date Friday, June 7th at 7.30 pm
Venue Castle Hall, Dublin Castle

Leonkoro Quartet

Admission €30/€25

Caroline Shaw: Entr ́acte
Leoš Janácek: String Quartet No 1 “Kreutzer Sonata”
Johannes Brahms: String Quartet No 1 in C minor, Op 51 No 1 

For many years now, the Festival has proudly introduced exceptional musicians to Ireland. Major international ensembles who have made their Irish début with DICMF in recent seasons include the Ébène, Pavel Haas, Belcea, Doric and Modigliani string quartets. In 2024, we mark another Irish first with the captivating and award-winning Leonkoro Quartet described by Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung as an ensemble that “possesses an extraordinary stage presence, glows for the music, embraces full artistic risk, and astounds through their profound sensitivity towards the unique sonority of each piece”. 

Founded in 2019 in Berlin, in 2022 the Quartet garnered a series of prestigious accolades – including First Prize at the Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition, solidifying their place among the most celebrated ensembles of their generation. Since then the Leonkoro Quartet’s career rise has been nothing short of meteoric with sensational débuts and critically- acclaimed performances in prestigious venues including the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, London’s Wigmore Hall and the Konzerthaus Wien.

The performance by the Leonkoro Quartet, which was due to take place at the National Botanic Gardens will now move to the magnificent setting of Castle Hall at Dublin Castle.

The change of venue is due to unanticipated building works at the National Botanic Gardens.We are grateful to both the OPW and Dublin Castle for facilitating us in this iconic setting.

Patrons can be assured that the seating arrangements will remain the same in most cases and that current tickets suffice for entry to this concert on June 7th. We look forward to catching up with many of you at the interval reception, and to renewing our collaboration with the National Botanic Gardens in 2025. For patrons with reduced mobility/access needs, please contact us at and if you have any other queries please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Constructed in the early thirteenth century on the site of a Viking settlement, Dublin Castle served for centuries as the headquarters of English, and later British, administration in Ireland. In 1922, following Ireland’s independence, Dublin Castle was handed over to the new Irish government. It is now a major government complex and a key tourist attraction.


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