Soprano  Deirdre Moynihan

Deirdre-Moynihan Soprano 2

MAY 2019 TOUR - 18TH - 24TH:  Sounds secretly coming to life

- music by Clara Schumann, Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms, Karl Weigl and Aribert Reimann

Deirdre Moynihan, Soprano & RTÉ Contempo Quartet

Bogdan Sofei Violin
Ingrid Nicola Violin
Andreea Banciu Viola
Adrian Mantu Cello


Sat 18th May, 12 noon Launch Concert at Goethe-Institut, Merrion Square, Dublin
Free Admission. Click here to Reserve Tickets on (space is limited so tickets must be reserved). Enquiries: 01-6801100 (Goethe-Institut) /

Mon 20th May, 8pm Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar. Co. Mayo
Tickets €16/€14. Visit to book tickets or Tel: 094 - 9023733

Wed 22nd May, 8pm St. John's Theatre & Arts Centre, The Square, Listowel, Co. Kerry
Tickets €15/€12. Visit to book tickets or Tel: 068 - 22566

Thurs 23rd May, 8pm Calary Church, Calary, Co. Wicklow
Tickets €18/€15. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Tel: 01 - 2818146 to book tickets.

Fri 24th May, 8pm Jerome Hynes Theatre, National Opera House, Wexford
Tickets €15. Visit to book tickets or Tel: 053 - 9122144



RTE Con Tempo String Quartet



Concert Programme:

Robert Schumann String Quartet in A major
Op 41 No 3 Clara Schumann 6 Lieder
Op. 13
Johannes Brahms String Quartet No. 2 in A minor
Aribert Reimann: Arr. of 5 Ophelia Lieder by Brahms 
Karl Weigl: 5 Songs, Op. 40 
*Note: the launch concert will include a selection from the above programme.







 The RTÉ Contempo Quartet is one of the most exciting and vibrant chamber ensembles performing today. The members met at Primary school in Bucharest, studied together, formed a quartet in 1995 and were appointed as Galway Music Residency’s Quartet in Residence in 2003 and RTÉ’s Quartet in Residence between 2014-2019. The Quartet has won fourteen international prizes at competitions across Europe, performing over two thousand concerts worldwide in venues such as Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall, Tel Aviv Performing Arts Centre, Geidai Tokyo and Théatre du Châtelet Paris. The Quartet has played for Prince Charles, Nelson Mandela, Irish President Michael D. Higgins and Pope John Paul II. Recent years have included complete cycles of Beethoven and Bartók quartets as well as many works by Haydn, Mozart, Schubert, Brahms and Schumann. The are champions of Irish contemporary music, premiering works by composers Jane O’Leary, Ian Wilson, Frank Corcoran, Elaine Agnew, Deirdre McKay, Raymond Deane, Linda Buckey and Kevin Volans, amongst many others. 

All four members pursue individual solo and chamber careers working with musicians of the highest calibre. They also teach in Galway and Dublin, having a close association with the Royal Irish Academy of Music where they have coached many young quartet groups as part of the John Lynch memorial workshops.

At the heart of every performance is the member’s desire to communicate both their love of, and delight in the music, and the Quartet has gained many new fans with its fresh and enthusiastic approach to a wide variety of repertoire spanning Classical, Jazz, Folk, Traditional and Pop. The Quartet live in Galway and describe themselves as “The ABBA of the quartet world”, violinists Ingrid and Bogdan being married to each other as are Andreea and Adrian.

In 2018 the National University of Ireland awarded its members with honorary doctorates in recognition of their cultural work. The Quartet’s discography can be found on the Sony, Universal, RTÉ and HBO labels.


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2017 Highlights

12th Nov 2017

Nov 12th 2017 - Remembrance Day Concert with Kaleidoscope Music 3.30pm, The National Gallery of Ireland (The Shaw Room), Dublin 

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15th December 2017

December 15th 2017 - The Seafield Singers  8pm,  St. John The Baptist Church, Clontarf, Dublin 3

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11th October 2017

October 11th 2017 - St. John's Art & Cultural Centre, Listowel "Songs Rich and Strange"  8pm

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8th October 2017

October  8th 2017 - The Creation  8pm,  Abbeystrewery Church, Skibbereen, Co. Cork.

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6th Sept 2017

Sept 6th 2017 - Kaleidoscope Night 8pm, Bello Bar, Dublin 

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9th May 2017

May 9th 2017 - Performance at Hillsborough Castle "Songs After Rain"

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2019 Highlights

Sonamus Concert

Sept 5th - Rathfarnham Castle: The Classical Era - Music from the 18th and 19th centuries - music by Thomas Moore, Turlough O'Carolan, Thomas Connelan, Tomasso Giordani, and William Balfe De

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16th June 2019

June 16th 2019 - Sundays at Noon (12pm), Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin 1 Free Entry  

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May 2019 Tour

MAY 2019 TOUR - 18TH - 24TH:  Sounds secretly coming to life - music by Clara Schumann, Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms, Karl Weigl and Aribert Reimann Deirdre Moynihan, Soprano &&

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From The Olive Tree CD

From The Olive Tree - Moynihan/ O' Leary Duo

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International Record Review

International Record Review

This is a thoroughly beguiling recital disc and one which is certain to help further the cause for this spellbinding, richly detailed music. When sung like this, it deserves the widest possible audience. Read Full IRR Review


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Irish Examiner Interview

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Deirdre-Moynihan Soprano