CONCERTS JaNUARY -december 2017

Ireland / Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin

January 4th, 5th, 6th 2017

Masterclasses with third- and second-level students at the RIAM, covering solo piano, Lieder and chamber music repertoire. 

Ireland / Galway - Music for Galway's Midwinter Festival: PRODIGY

January 20th - 22nd 2017
Town Hall Theatre, Galway

A festival presenting music composed by child prodigy composers, from Mozart and Mendelssohn to Glazunov and Korngold.  The festival also presents the Irish debut of the astounding child prodigy Alma Deutscher, whose mother is Irish. 

As Artistic Director of Music for Galway, Finghin has devised the programme for the weekend. He will not perform in the main concerts of the Festival, but will take part in the SPOTLIGHT ON ALMA concert on Saturday Jan 21st at 2.00pm. Full programme and details here

Jersey - Amici Artium

February 9th 2017 8.00pm
Jersey Arts Centre

Janacek Sonata I.X.1905
Rachmaninov Preludes Op. 23 Nos. 1-7
Berg Sonata Op. 1
Debussy Images Book One, "La Soirée dans Grenade", "L'Isle Joyeuse"

Ireland / Callan, Co. Kilkenny

February 17th 2017 8.00pm

Bach Partita No. 1 in B flat major
Schubert Four Impromptus Op. 90
Schumann Waldszenen Op. 82
Chopin Polonaise-Fantasie Op. 61

Presented by Music in Kilkenny

Northern Ireland / Bellaghy, Co. Derry

February 26th 2017 2.00pm
Séamus Heaney HomePlace

Field Nocturnes No. 5 and 10, 'Le Midi', 'Andante Inédit", Piano Sonata No. 1
Chopin Prelude Op. 45, Two Nocturnes Op. 48, Polonaise-Fantasie Op. 61

More information here. 

Switzerland / Sion (VS)

March 5th 2017 5.00pm
Théâtre de Valère, Sion

Beethoven Sonata Op. 102 No. 2
Brahms Sonata in E minor
Strauss Sonata Op. 6 in F major
with Estelle Revaz cello 

Ireland / Dublin - National Concert Hall

March 9th 2017 8.00pm

Bach Partita No. 1 in B flat major
Schubert Four Impromptus Op. 90
Schumann Waldszenen Op. 82
Chopin Polonaise-Fantasie Op. 61

Presented by the National Concert Hall as part of its International Concert Series. Concert to mark Finghin's 40th birthday which falls on March 31st. See

Switzerland / Fribourg (FR) 

March 26th 2017 5.00pm
Aula de l'Université

Rachmaninov Preludes Op. 23 Nos. 1-7
Mozart Piano Concerto in E flat K. 271 "Jeunehomme"
with the Orchestre des Jeunes de Fribourg, directed from the piano.

France / Evosges (01)- Schubertiade en Bugey

April 28th - 30th 2017

Schubert and much more with Dearbhla Collins piano Ophélie Gaillard cello  Benjamin Appl baritone Quatuor Terpsycordes

Presented by John Whibley / Holidays with Music

Ireland / Galway - National University of Ireland, Galway

May 4th 2017 8.00pm
Emily Anderson Concert Hall, NUIG

Bach Partita No. 1 in B flat major
Brahms 21 Hungarian Dances (four hands)
with Cédric Tiberghien piano

Part of Music for Galway's "Aimez-vous Brahms?" 2016-17 season. 

France / Paris - Théâtre de la Ville / Espace Pierre Cardin

May 13th - 14th 2017

Schubert Trout Quintet
Debussy Cello Sonata
Saint-Saëns Carnaval des Animaux
Dvorak Selected Slavonic Dances
with Marc Coppey cello Peter Laul piano Liana Gourdjia violin Laurence Power viola Alexander Chaushian cello Niek de Groot double bass and other musicans

Marc Coppey's chamber music festival in Colmar, Les Musicales, is invited to Paris for a weekend of wonderful music-making. 

Ireland / Burtown House, Co. Kildare

May 20th 2017 6.30pm
The Green Barn at Burtown

If music be the food of love play on

Chopin selected works from new recording
Rachmaninov Preludes Op. 23 Nos. 1-7
Debussy Images Book One, "La Soirée dans Grenade", "L'Isle Joyeuse"

An evening of music and gourmet food in a gorgeous setting just an hour from Dublin. Find out more here

France / Colmar, Les Musicales

May 26th and 27th 2017


Last-minute replacement for Nelson Goerner

Schubert Trio in E flat major D. 929
Poulenc Sextet for piano and winds
De Falla Siete Canciones Populares
Stravinsky Suite Italienne
Mozart Piano Sonata in D major K. 331 'alla Turca"
with Pierre Fouchennerret violin Emmanuelle Bertrand cello Michel Moraguès flute Ronald van Spaendonck clarinet Sébastien Giot oboe Laurent Lefèvre bassoon Hervé Joulain French horn Anna Reinhold soprano

Northern Ireland / Portaferry, Co. Down

May 28th 2017 3.00pm
Portaferry Presbyterian Church  / PORTICO ARDS

Janacek Sonata I.X.1905
Rachmaninov Preludes Op. 23 Nos. 1-7
Berg Sonata Op. 1
Debussy Images Book One, "La Soirée dans Grenade", "L'Isle Joyeuse"

China / Wuhan - Wuhan International Piano Festival

June 10th - 11th 2017
Qintai Concert Hall, Wuhan

Bartók Piano Concerto No. 3
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major
with the Wuhan Philharmonic Orchestra
James P Liu conductor

Ireland / Dublin - Great Music in Irish Houses Festival

June 18th 2017 3.00pm and 7.00pm
Coach House, Dublin Castle

Celebration of Carducci Quartet's 20th birthday and Veronica Dunne's 90th birthday. Part of the Dublin Music Saunter at this year's Great Music in Irish Houses Festival. 

Schumann Piano Quintet in E flat Op. 44
with the Carducci Quartet

Schubert Fantasie in F minor D.940
Brahms Liebesliederwalzer Op. 52
with Dearbhla Collins piano Rachel Croash soprano Gemma Ni Bhriain mezzo-soprano Patrick Hyland tenor Rory Musgrave bass

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

July 16th 11.30 am
Ferme de Saint-Maurice

Mozart Fantasie in F minor K. 397
Chopin Polonaise-Fantaise Op. 61
Sarasate Romance Andalouse
Beethoven Romance in F major Op. 50
Wieniawski Fantasie Brillante on themes from Faust
Schumann Fantasiestücke Op. 73; Romances Op. 94
with Alexandra Conunova violin Julian Bliss clarinet

USA / Santa Fe (NM) - Sante Fe Chamber Music Festival

August 13th - 16th 2017

Poulenc Trio for oboe, bassoon and piano
Poulenc Flute Sonata
Reynaldo Hahn Selected songs
Steven Mark Kohn American songs
with Liang Wang oboe Chris Millard bassoon Tara Helen O'Connor flute and David Daniels counter-tenor

More information here

Switzerland / Zermatt (VS) - Zermatt Festival: Matterhornsaal im Hotel Zermatterhof

September 9th 2017 5.00pm


September 13th 2017 7.30pm

September 15th 2017 5.30pm

Chopin recital
to mark official Swiss launch of Chopin CD

Schumann Piano Quartet in E flat Op. 44
with students of the Zermatt Academy

Recital of Mozart Sonatas with Esther Hoppe violin

UK / Cheltenham

September 21st 2017 7.30pm
Cheltenham Town Hall

Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor Op. 23
with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Alpesh Chauhan conductor

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

September 22nd - 24th 2017
St. Mary's Church, New Ross


Hungarian theme at this year's piano festival! More at

Rachmaninov Preludes Op. 23 Nos. 1-7
Bartók 15 Hungarian Peasant Songs
Kurtág Selected duets
Schumann Piano Quartet in E flat Op. 44
with Klára Würtz piano Kristóf Bárati violin Jennifer Stumm viola István Várdai cello

Ireland / Dublin, National Concert Hall

September 26th 2017 7.30pm
Kevin Barry Recital Room

First concert in a new six-concert series curated with Gwendolyn Masin at the Kevin Barry Room at the NCH

Ravel Sonata for violin and piano
De Falla arr. Maréchal Siete Canciones Populares for cello and piano
Schubert Trio in B flat major D. 898
with Gwendolyn Masin violin István Várdai cello

Ireland / Wexford - Wexford Festival Opera

October 30th 2017 11.00am
O"Reilly Theatre, National Opera House

Berg Sonata op. 1
Janacek Sonata I.X.1905
Wagner arr. Liszt Isolde's Liebestod
Verdi arr. Liszt Rigoletto Paraphrase
Chopin Prelude Op. 45, Four Mazurkas Op. 17, Two Nocturnes Op. 48, Fourth Ballade Op. 52

Ireland / Dublin - Hugh Lane Gallery

November 12th 2017 12 noon

C.V. Stanford Selected songs
with Sharon Carty mezzo-soprano

Ireland / Tour with Katherine Hunka

November 22nd 2017 8.00pm
Station House Theatre, Clifden, Co. Galway
November 23rd 2017 8.00pm
Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, Co. Mayo
November 24th 2017 8.00pm
The Model, Sligo
November 25th 2017 8.00pm
Tullynally Castle, Co. Westmeath
November 28th 2017 8.00pm
All Saint's Church, Castleconnell, Co. Limerick
November 29th 2017 8.00pm
St. John's Arts and Heritage Centre, Listowel, Co. Kerry
November 30th 2017 7.30pm
Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall, Dublin
December 1st 2017 8.00pm
Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh
December 3rd 2017 3.00pm
St Brendan's Church, Bantry, Co. Cork

Beethoven Sonata in A minor Op. 23
Janacek Sonata
Ian Wilson from the Book of Longing
Brahms Sonata in G major Op. 78
with Katherine Hunka violin


Extensive tour of Irish venues, presented by Classical Links and supported by the Arts Council of Ireland