Glowing tribute as Vanbrugh Quartet have their talents thoroughly saluted

Britain’s loss became Ireland’s gain as the Vanbrugh achieved its first landmark award

30th October, 2016
The Vanbrugh Quartet: three decades of stellar musical achievement PIc: Miki Barlock

In the mid-1980s, the Vanbrugh Quartet, who have just been named recipient of the National Concert Hall Lifetime Achievement Award, were an aspiring group of young students making a name for themselves in London.

There was no lack of competition there, so a newspaper advertisement for the position of a resident string quartet in Ireland with RTÉ, the national broadcaster, caught their attention – and their imagination.

But they were not the only...

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