Keith Pascoe

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Lecturer in Chamber Music and Violin


Tel: +353(0)868535286

Department(s) Conservatoire of Music and Drama: Orchestral Studies, Chamber Music, Violin 

Qualifications: MPhil by research (The Legacy of Luigi Boccherini: Problems and Solutions – UCC, 2006 First-class Honours); MA violin performance MTU, 2002 First-class Honours); Hon. ARAM (Royal Academy of Music, London -2015); Lifetime Achievement Award (National Concert Hall, Dublin, 2016) 

Subject Areas/Specialisations: Chamber Music; Violin; Viola; Conducting; Critical Editing. 

Research/Scholarship/Performances: International career as violinist (1981-pressent). Over fifty commercial recordings for major classical and other labels with Britten Quartet; Vanbrugh Quartet; London Philharmonic; Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields. Published critical editions of previously unpublished works by Boccherini and C.V. Stanford. Articles in international journals: Cambridge Journal; Boccherini Society (Madrid); Strings Magazine (USA). CD notes for Hyperion and West Cork Chamber Music Festival. Conductor: Cork (Fleischmann) Symphony Orchestra (2004-present). Director of Evlana, Irish contemporary music ensemble. Member of the Vanbrugh, chamber music ensemble.  

His professional career began after prize winning studies at the Royal College of Music, London where he studied violin with Jaroslav Vanecek, piano with Eileen Reynolds, and conducting with Norman del Mar. 

His professional life began in 1981, when he became a founding member (and leader) of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Subsequent full-time positions included sub-leader of the London Philharmonic at the age of twenty-three, assistant director of the Academy of St. Martin-in-the Fields (with whom he has appeared as soloist), and ten years with exclusive EMI artists, the Britten Quartet. 

From 1998- 2017, he was a member of the Vanbrugh Quartet, artists-in-residence to University College Cork and RTE. He is currently (2019) Conductor of the Cork Fleischmann Symphony Orchestra. 

His teaching and coaching commitments have taken him across the world, including to such major institutions as Royal College of Music, London; Royal Academy of Music, London; Chethams School of Music, Manchester; Edsberg Institute, Stockholm; Hong Kong University, Kiev Conservatory, University of Southern California, Liverpool University, Birmingham Conservatoire, Yehudi Menuhin School, inter alia. 

He lives in Cork city, Ireland.

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