Yseult Cooper Stockdale is a cellist currently based in Cork. She has worked with the Irish Chamber Orchestra, both RTE orchestras, Welsh National Opera, London’s Southbank Sinfonia, Irish National Opera, Camerata Ireland and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Her greatest passion is chamber music and she has been invited to play with Musici Ireland, Crash Ensemble, Ficino Ensemble, The Robinson Panoramic Quartet and London-based Scordatura Collective, and is a member of the Alberi Piano Trio and the Spero String Quartet. In 2018 she performed at the Beckett Chamber Music Festival and also played as a young artist with the Britten-Pears Orchestra, and at Bantry Chamber Music Festival and Chamber Music on Valentia. In 2018 her concerto performances included the Schumann Cello Concerto with the Cork Fleischmann Symphony Orchestra, and Beethoven’s triple concerto with Wexford Sinfonia. She has also performed as soloist in the NCH, playing Elgar, and in 2016 toured with the Esker Festival Orchestra performing the Dvoark concerto.
Keen to maintain a stimulating and multi-genre career, Yseult is a member of the experimental Kirkos Ensemble, with whom she has performed over 60 premieres, including many multi-disciplinary performances and solo commissions. She has also recorded, performed and collaborated with artists such as the Icelandic JDFR, Bastard Assignments, Alekxandr, Anna Mieke, Glasshouse, The London Contemporary Music Festival Orchestra, Bell x1, and visual artist/rapper, Kojaque. She’s currently looking forward to performing with the Spero String Quartet in the String Quartets at Triskel series, in association with the National String Quartet Foundation, and to participating in New Music Dublin in several concerts, including premiering a new work for solo cello and electronics by Jane Deasy.