Ireland / Galway - Music for Galway's Midwinter Festival - "Soundtracks for Superpowers"  HAYDN:SHOSTAKOVICH

January 16th 2015 8.00pm
January 17th 2015 8.00pm
January 18th 2015 3.00pm
Town Hall Theatre, Galway



Haydn Sonata in E flat major Hob. XVI_49
Haydn Arianna a Naxos, Berenice che fai?
Shostakovich Seven Romances on texts by Alexander Blok
Shostakovich Piano Quintet
Shostakovich Piano Trio No. 1 Op. 8
with Helen Kearns soprano
and the Carducci Quartet

Finghin is Artistic Director of Music for Galway; this is MFG's annual Midwinter Festival at the Town Hall Theatre.  It focusses this year on music by two composers who towered over their respective centuries, Joseph Haydn and Dmitri Shostakovich. More information here:

The Netherlands / Eindhoven - Storioni Festival

January 22nd - 26th 2015    

Berg Sonata Op. 1
Brahms Rhapsody Op. 79 No. 1
Beethoven Quintet for piano and winds
Souza Stars and Stripes forever, for piano six hands
Mendelssohn Piano Quartet No. 2 Op. 2
Britten Temporal Variations for oboe and piano
with Alexei Ogrintchouk oboe and RCO Camerata Winds, Elina Vahala violin Anton Spronk cello

Major festival of chamber music in Eindhoven and surrounding area organised by the Storioni Trio. More information on all concerts, artists and venues here

The Netherlands / Rotterdam, De Doelen, Jurriaanse Zaal

February 14th 2015 8.15pm

Songs by Frank Bridge, Charles Ives, George Butterworth, Escher
with Maarten Koningsberger baritone

Part of a series of concerts in Rotterdam to commemorate the First World War: "The Old Lie"
More information here.  

Ireland/ Trinity College Dublin - Examination Hall

February 26th 2015 7.30pm

Mozart Piano Concerto in F major K. 413
Mozart Piano Concerto in A major K. 414
Mozart Piano Concerto in C major K. 415
with the RIAM Chamber Orchestra
and six young student soloists (K. 413/414)
Finghin to conduct the concert and play/direct K. 415 

The culmination of Finghin's Mozart Project at the Royal Irish Academy of Music. See here for more information.

The Netherlands / Amsterdam Splendor

March 15th 2015 4.00pm

"John Field and the creation of the Nocturne", a lecture recital as part of St. Patrick's Eve celebrations in Amsterdam. In conversation with Kenneth Montgomery

Ireland  / Three recitals with cellist István Várdai

March 21st 2015 8.00pm
Castalia Hall, Ballytobin, Co. Kilkenny
March 22nd 2015 12 noon
Dublin City Gallery, the Hugh Lane
March 24th 2015 8.00pm
HP, Ballybrit, Galway

Beethoven Sonata in A major Op. 69
Brahms Sonata in E minor OP. 38
De Falla Siete Canciones Espanolas
Shostakovich Cello Sonata Op. 40
with István Várdai cello

István Várdai is an outstanding Hungarian cellist who recently won first prize at the ARD Competition in Munich. These concerts are presented by Music in Kilkenny, Dublin City Gallery Sunday at Noon concerts and Music for Galway respectively.

Monaco / Monte-Carlo, Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo

March 26th 2015 8.30pm
Château des Terrasses, Cap d'Ail

Debussy Sonata for cello and piano
Sibelius Malinconia for cello and piano
Frank Bridge Sonata for cello and piano
with Marc Coppey cello

A recital at this very prestigious festival with Finghin's long-term cello partner Marc Coppey. Programme also includes works by Kodaly and Reger for solo cello. More here

UK / Harrogate International Festival

March 29th 2015 11.00am
Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate

Beethoven Variations on "La ci darem la mano"
Brahms Sonata in F minor Op. 120 no. 1
Poulenc Sonata
and other shorter works by Dvorak, Ravel, Bernstein, Monti
with Emma Johnson clarinet

UK / London, Guildhall School of Music & Drama

March 30th 2015 10.00am

Masterclass with piano students at the renowned Guildhall School, hosted by Ronan O'Hora, Head of Keyboard Studies

More information here

Denmark / Esbjerg - Syddansk Musikkonservatorium

April 22nd 2015 7.30pm

Caplet Quintet for piano and winds
Brahms Horn Trio Op. 40
Fauré Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor
with Esbjerg Ensemble

Finghin will be guest artist with this ensemble for a week, culminating in this concert. 

France / Evosges (01) - Schubertiade en Bugey

April 23rd - 26th 2015
Salle Communale, Evosges

Schubert Die Schöne Müllerin and selected other songs
Mozart Flute Sonata K10
Françaix Trio for flute, cello and piano
Schubert Variations on "Trockne Blumen"
Schubert Arpeggione Sonata
Schubert Sonata in A major D. 664
Dvorak Piano Quintet
with the Cremona QuartetJames Gilchrist tenor
Jonathan Rimmer flute Hannah Roberts cello

The third year of this enormously enjoyable Schubert festival organised in a tiny village by the Whibleys of "Holidays with Music". More information here

Ireland / Drumcliffe, Co. Sligo - Music in Drumcliffe 

May 1st to 4th 2015
St. Columba's Church, Drumcliffe

Poulenc Violin Sonata
with Aoife Ni Bhriain violin
Janacek Violin Sonata
with Tim Vogler violin
Schubert Fantasie in F minor
with Dearbhla Collins piano
Dvorak Piano Quintet
with the Vogler Quartet

Annual festival in this beautiful church beneath Ben Bulben; right by the front door is the grave of W.B. Yeats.  Vogler Quartet are the Ensemble-in-Residence with Tim Vogler acting as Artistic Director. 

Ireland / Dublin, National Concert Hall

May 8th 2015 8.00pm

Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor Op. 15
with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
conducted by Alan Buribayev

Ireland / Borris, Co. Carlow - Barrow River Arts Festival

May 15th 2015 8.00pm
Borris House, Co. Carlow

Schumann Six Songs Op. 90
Schumann Liederkreis Op. 39
Schumann Six Songs Op. 107
with Anja Pöche-Lipfert soprano

Ireland / Oughterard, Co. Galway - Catholic Church

June 5th 2015 8.00pm

A concert celebrating the life of Dick Gilbert. Music by Mozart, Brahms, Stanford, Schubert, Sarasate and many more composers
with Elizabeth Cooney violin
ConTempo Quartet, Galway Baroque Singers

Admission free 

Switzerland / Geneva - La Soirée des Jeunes Créateurs

June 11th 2015 8.00pm
Théâtre du Léman, Genève

Doryan-Emmanuel Rappaz Fantasie Concertante
with the Turin Philharmonic Orchestra
conducted by Lorenzo Turchi-Floris

The world premiere of this work by a young Geneva composer...  More here

UK / Liverpool, Philharmonic Hall

June 17th 2015 7.30pm
June 18th 2015 7.30pm

Mozart Piano Concerto in A major K. 414
Schumann Piano Concerto in A minor Op. 54
directed from the piano with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Finghin replaces Paul Lewis at very short notice.

Ireland / Wexford - Music for Wexford

June 19th 2015 8.00pm
St. Iberius Church Wexford

Elgar Piano Quintet
with the Carducci Quartet

Switzerland / Collonge-Bellerive (GE) - Festival de Bellerive

July 8th 2015 8.30pm

Mahler Piano Quartet 
Trout Quintet in A major
Brahms Piano Quintet in F minor
with Alexandra Conunova violin Kirill Troussov violin Blythe Teh Engstroem viola István Várdai cello
Zsolt Fejérvári double bass

It's the 20th Festival de Bellerive, organised by Lesley de Senger and Gábor Tákacs-Nagy in a beautiful farm 7km from Geneva. More information here.  

Ireland / Tour with Elizabeth Cooney - part one

July 16th 2015 8.30pm 
St. Barrahane's Church, Castletownshend, Co. Cork
July 19th 2015 8.00pm
Holy Trinity Church, Westport, Co. Mayo
July 20th 2015 8.00pm
Aula Maxima, NUI Galway
July 21st 2015 8.00pm
St. John's Theatre, Listowel, Co. Kerry

Schubert  Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, "Grand Duo"
Szymanowski  Mythes for Violin and Piano Op.30
Elgar  Sonata for Violin and Piano in E minor Op.82
Szymanowski  Notturno and Tarantella Op.28     
with Elizabeth Cooney violin

This tour is organised by Classical Links and funded by the Arts Council. The Galway performance is part of the Galway International Arts Festival. The tour continues with three further concerts in September. 

Ireland / Galway - Galway International Arts Festival

NUI Galway, Bailey Allen Hall
July 18th 2015 6.00pm

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major "Emperor"
with the RTE National Symphony Orchestra
conducted by John Wilson
More information and tickets here

UK / Yorkshire - Ryedale Festival

Parish Church of the Holy Cross,
Gilling, York, YO62 4JQ
July 25th 2015 9.30pm

Nocturnes by Candlelight
John Field Two Nocturnes
Chopin Two Nocturnes Op. 27
Schumann Des Abends
Chopin Two Nocturnes Op. 32
Schumann In der Nacht
Chopin Two Nocturnes Op. 37
Schumann Traumes Wirren

The Ryedale Festival in Yorkshire is presenting all of Chopin's Nocturnes across three candelit concerts.   The nocturnes are interspersed with some night-themed pieces from Schumann's glorious Op. 12 Fantasy Pieces. More information here.

Switzerland / Les Haudères (VS), Festival de Musique des Haudères

Chapelle des Haudères
August 6th 2015 7.00pm

August 7th 2015 7.00pm


Chopin Nocturnes Opp. 27, 32, 37, 48, Prelude Op. 45, Four Mazurkas Op. 17, Polonaise-Fantasie Op. 61

Dvorak Piano Quintet op. 81
with the Quatuor Terpsycordes

Festival of chamber music in Les Haudères, near Sion, in the Swiss Alps. See here for more information.

Switzerland / Geneva, Musiques en Été

Cour de l'Hôtel de Ville, Genève
August 13th 2015 8.30pm

Dvorak Piano Quintet op. 81
with the Quatuor Terpsycordes

More information here

Hungary / Kaposvar - Kaposfest

August 15th-19th 2015

Field Nocturnes No. 5 and 10
Chopin Two Nocturnes Op. 27
Mozart Piano Concerto K. 414
Schumann Quartet in E flat major Op. 47
de Falla Suite Populaire Espagnole
with Kristóf Baráti violin Máté Szűcs viola
István Várdai cello and the Erkel Chamber Orchestra

 More information here

Ireland / Phoenix Park, Dublin - Farmleigh

September 4th 2015 8.00pm

Schumann Fünf Stücke im Volkston Op. 102
Brahms Sonata No. 2 in A major Op. 100
Schumann Märchenbilder Op. 113
Schumann Piano Quartet in E flat major Op. 47
with Gillian Williams violin David O'Doherty viola
Arun Rao cello

Part of Autumn Sounds, programmed by Duo Chagall - free concerts in the ballroom at Farmleigh.  See here for more information and booking etc. 

Ireland / Drogheda, Co. Louth - St. Peter's Church

September 11th 2015 7.30pm

Beethoven Sonata No. 4 in A minor Op. 23
Brahms Sonata No. 2 in A major Op. 100
Dvorak Sonata in F major Op. 57
Ravel Tzigane
with Ilya Gringolts violin

The opening concert in the Drogheda International Classical Music Series

UK / Surrey, Hatchlands Park, East Clandon

September 13th 2015 7.30pm

Field Two Nocturnes
Chopin Six Nocturnes Opp. 27, 32, 37
Chopin Eight Etudes from Op. 25
Chopin Polonaise-Fantasie Op. 61

Presented by the Chopin Society (London), this recital will take place on an 1847 Pleyel piano, once owned by Chopin and now part of the very impressive Cobbe Collection, which resides in Hatchlands Park in Surrey. 

Ireland / tour with Elizabeth Cooney - part two

September 17th 2015 8.00pm
Large Room, City Hall, Waterford
September 18th 2015 8.00pm
Church of Ireland, Clifden, Co. Galway
September 20th 2015 12 noon
Dublin City Gallery, the Hugh Lane

Schubert  Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, "Grand Duo"
Szymanowski  Mythes for Violin and Piano Op.30
Elgar  Sonata for Violin and Piano in E minor Op.82
Szymanowski  Notturno and Tarantella Op.28     
with Elizabeth Cooney violin

This tour is organised by Classical Links and funded by the Arts Council. Find out more here

Ireland / New Ross, Co. Wexford - New Ross Piano Festival

September 25th to 27th 2015
St. Mary's Church and the Parish Church of St. Mary and St. Michael

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor
with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra
Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor
with Cédric Tiberghien / RTÉ Concert Orchestra
Scriabin Piano Concerto
with Alexei Grynyuk / RTÉ Concert Orchestra 
Brahms Hungarian Dances for piano duet
with Cédric Tiberghien
Schumann Drei Fantasiestücke Op. 111
Sam Perkin Ros Tapestry Suite VIII: The Marriage of William Marshal and Isabel de Clare (world premiere)

To mark the 10th New Ross Piano Festival, the opening gala concert will take place in the Parish Church of St. Mary and St. Michael and Finghin will conduct the RTÉ Concert Orchestra in a programme of three concertos. Full details here.

UK / Robertsbridge, East Sussex - Vinehall School

October 3rd 2015 7.30pm

Beethoven Sonata No. 4 in A minor Op. 23
Brahms Sonata No. 2 in A major Op. 100
Dvorak Sonata in F major Op. 57
Ravel Tzigane
with Ilya Gringolts violin

Presented by Vinehall School Music Society

Ireland / concerts with the Irish Chamber Orchestra

October 8th 2015 8.00pm
Royal Dublin Society, Concert Hall
October 9th 2015 8.00pm
University Concert Hall, Limerick
October 10th 2015 8.00pm
Black Box, Galway

Haydn Piano Concerto No. 11 in D major
Stravinsky Septet
with the Irish Chamber Orchestra

Three concerts with the Limerick-based ICO.  The third concert is part of Music for Galway's 35th concert season. 

Link Irish Chamber Orchestra
Link Music for Galway

Ireland / Limerick - Bualadh Bos Children's Festival

October 15th 2015 12 noon, 1.30pm & 7.00pm
Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick

Saint-Saëns Carnival of the Animals
with Dearbhla Collins piano
and members of the Irish Chamber Orchestra
narrated by Louis Lovett

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major Op. 15
with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
conducted by Frank Zielhorst

More information here

UK / Bournemouth - Bournemouth Pavilion
October 25th 2015 3.00pm

Ireland / Dublin, National Concert Hall
November 3rd 2015 8.00pm

Schumann Piano Concerto in A minor Op. 54
with the Royal Irish Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra
conducted by James Cavanagh

UK / Norwich - Norfolk and Norwich Music Club - John Innes Centre, Norwich

November 14th 2015 7.30pm


November 15th 2015 3.00pm

Dvorak Piano Quintet in A major Op. 81
with the ConTempo Quartet

Chopin Prelude Op. 45, Two Nocturnes Op. 48, Four Mazurkas Op. 17, Ballade No. 4 Op. 52, Twelve Etudes op. 25

UK / London, Inner Temple Hall
November 25th 2015 7.00pm

Schubert, Mozart, Spohr, Beethoven
with Emma Johnson clarinet
and Ailish Tynan soprano

Presented by Temple Music.  Further information here

Ireland / Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane
November 29th 2015 12 noon

Fauré La Bonne Chanson
with Sarah Richmond mezzo-soprano
and the RTE Contempo Quartet

Part of the Dublin Song Series 2015, curated by Dearbhla and Finghin Collins in association with the National Concert Hall and Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane.

Switzerland / Cully, Salle Davel
December 9th 2015 8.00pm

Alban Berg Sonata Op. 1
Chopin Nocturne Op. 48 no. 1
Brahms Hungarian Dances, books 1 and 4
with Cédric Tiberghien piano

Concert in aid of the festival CULLY CLASSIQUE in which Finghin has performed many times. Link: Cully Classique