The Lynch Quartet Fund

John Lynch ~ ACEWe are delighted to announce that our initial campaign to raise funds for the purchase of four stringed instruments, in memory of our beloved and esteemed colleague John Lynch, has been reached.  Thank you to all of the incredible donors and generous supporters of this important fund.

The idea is that the Lynch Quartet will go on for many years to come, serving our students in their development as chamber musicians.  What a fitting tribute to John.  If you would like to learn more about supporting the ongoing work of the Lynch Quartet of instruments or about our new Junior String Quartet programme, please contact Audrey Phelan here.

These wonderful instruments will now be used by students and staff at the Royal Irish Academy of Music to develop our chamber music modules for junior and senior students.  The RTÉ Contempo Quartet has also partnered with us to give high level coaching and advice to selected RIAM junior quartets (for students aged 8-18 years old).  The idea is that the instruments in the Lynch Quartet will go on for many years to come, serving our students in their development as chamber musicians.

The RIAM is committed to developing chamber music across all ages and stages, because we believe that the ability to listen, play in tune and negotiate interpretation within a small group is a powerful skill for all musicians.  We are delighted that the RTÉ Contempo Quartet will partner with us to give high level coaching and advice to selected RIAM junior quartets (for students aged 8-18 years old).  Each junior quartet will receive:

  • Supervised rehearsals
  • Coaching with RIAM faculty and nominated coaches
  • Coaching with the RTÉ Contempo Quartet
  • Public performances

We would like to acknowledge the following donors to the Lynch Quartet fund:

Andree and Martin Austin

Soo Jung Ann
Brian Aylward
Valerie Bigelow
Colma Brioscú
Maeve Broderick
Dearbhla Brosnan
Annette Cleary
Finghin Collins
Tom Corran
Elizabeth Csibi
Michael D’Arcy
In memory of Kevin Devine
Aisling Drury-Byrne
Ciara Higgins
Fionnuala Hunt
Deborah Kelleher
The Lauritzon Foundation
Noel MacMahon
Aibhlín McCrann
Oonah McCrann
Sinéad Ní Dhaimhín
The Padraig Harrington Charitable Foundation
Derbhla Peppard
Barbara Wright

The Royal Irish Academy of Music is an approved charity CHY 1794.