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CURRENT ENGAGEMENTS - July 2014 - December 2014

 


Ireland / Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin - Pavilion Theatre

 

July 5th 2014 8.00pm   

 

 

 

Haydn Sonata in E flat major Hob. XVI_49
Schumann Faschingsschwank aus Wien Op. 26 
Jane O'Leary Five Bagatelles (2013)
Chopin Four Mazurkas Op. 17
Chopin Polonaise-Fantaisie Op. 61

Presented in association with Music Network.  Recital will be recorded by BBC Radio 3 for partial broadcast as a lunchtime recital. 


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

 

July 17th 2014 8.30pm   

 

 

 

Mozart Piano Concerto in C minor K. 491
with the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra
Gábor Takács-Nagy conductor 

Finghin's début with this orchestra. Not his début at the Festival de Bellerive, where he first performed in 2000 and since then has become the most invited pianist in the festival's 20-year history.  More information here.  

 
France / Saint-Bris-des Bois (17) - Abbaye de Fontdouce

 

July 23rd 2014 6.30pm   

 

 

 

Haydn Sonata in E flat major Hob. XVI_49
Chopin Four Mazurkas Op. 17
Chopin Polonaise-Fantaisie Op. 61
Schumann Faschingsschwank aus Wien Op. 26 

Philippe Cassard is curator of this festival in the Cognac region of France. Concerts take place in the 12th century Abbaye de Fontdouce. This year's theme is DANCE. More information here.

Ireland / Dublin, National Concert Hall - John Field Room

 

August 14th 2014 1.00pm   

 

 

 

Mozart Piano Quartet in E flat major K. 493
Fauré Piano Quartet in C minor Op. 15
with Joanne Quigley violin Beth McNinch viola Gráinne Hope cello 

Part of an August lunchtime series presented by Musici Ireland.

 
Ireland / Westport, Co Mayo - Westport Festival of Chamber Music

 

September 5th to 7th 2014
Westport House and
Holy Trinity Church 

 

 

Mozart Sonata in F major K. 376
with Nicholas Daniel oboe
Fauré Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor Op. 15
with Catherine Leonard violin Jennifer Stumm viola Guy Johnston cello
Schumann Märchenbilder Op. 113
with Jennifer Stumm viola
Brahms Clarinet Trio. Op. 114
with Chen Halevi clarinet Guy Johnston cello
Schumann Fantasiestücke Op. 73
with Chen Halevi clarinet 

Catherine Leonard and Hugh Tinney are artistic director of this new festival in the beautiful town of Westport, Co. Mayo. Promoted by ClassicalLinks.  

Ireland / Dublin, Monkstown - Music in Monkstown Festival

 

September 12th 2014 
Monkstown Parish Church
 

 



 

Chopin Prelude Op.45
Chopin Two Nocturnes Op. 48
Chopin Four Mazurkas Op. 17
Chopin Polonaise-Fantasie Op. 61
Chopin Twelve Etudes Op. 25 

A new festival of music in the seaside Dublin suburb of Monkstown. 
Ireland / Portumna, Co. Galway - Shorelines Arts Festival

 

September 21st 2014 5.00pm
Portumna Castle 

 



 

Chopin Prelude Op.45
Chopin Two Nocturnes Op. 48
Schumann Faschingsschwank aus Wien Op. 26
Chopin Twelve Etudes Op. 25 

Masterclass with young pianists on September 21st at 10.00am. 

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

 

September 26th to 28th 2014
St. Mary's Church, New Ross
 

 



 

 

John Kinsella Ros Tapestry Suite I:  The Celts: An Island Fastness (world premiere)
Chopin Etudes Op. 25
Schumann Faschingsschwank aus Wien Op. 26
Caplet Quintet for piano and winds
Poulenc Sextet for piano and winds 
with Cassiopeia Winds 

The ninth New Ross Piano Festival, of which Finghin is artistic director. The focus this year is on repertoire for piano and winds, as well as the launch of the Ros Tapestry Suite, consisting for five world premieres by five Irish composers. 

Link: www.newrosspianofestival.com

The Netherlands - Tour with the Philharmonie Zuidnederland

 

October 10th 2014 8.00pm
Theater aan het Vrijthof, Maastricht
October 11th 2014 8.15pm
Muziekgebouw, Eindhoven 
October 12th 2014 2.15pm
Theater aan de Parade, Den Bosch 
October 14th 2014 8.30pm
Chassé Theater, Breda 
October 16th 2014 8.30pm
Concertzaal, Tilburg 
October 17th 2014 8.15pm
Theater de Lievecamp, Oss
October 19th 2014 2.30pm
Stadsschouwburg Sittard-Geleen, Sittard 

 

Mozart Piano Concerto in E flat major K. 271 "Jeunehomme"

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor Op. 37


with the Philharmonie Zuidnederland
Mark Wigglesworth conductor 

A major tour in Brabant and Limburg with the recently created Philharmonie Zuidnederland, a product of a merger of the orchestras from the two regions. The concertos will be alternated; Mozart in Maastricht, Tilburg and Sittard; Beethoven in Eindhoven, Den Bosch, Breda and Oss. More information here
Ireland / Belmullet, Co. Mayo - Whistleblast Family Festival

 

October 29th 2014 8.30pm
Aras Inis Gluaire, Belmullet

 

 

Haydn Sonata in E flat mjoar Hob. XVI:49
Berg Sonata Op. 1
Chopin Polonaise-Fantasie Op. 61
Chopin Two Nocturnes Op. 48 
Andrew Synott New work for Whistleblast Quartet plus Finghin
Schumann Faschingsschwank aus Wien Op. 36 


Masterclass on October 30th at 4.30pm.

Promoted by the Whistleblast Quartet 

Ireland / Dublin, National Concert Hall

 

November 1st 2014 8.00pm   

 

 

 

Mahler Piano Quartet 
with members of the Vogler Quartet

Special concert presented by the National Concert Hall in memory of the great Irish impresario John Ruddock. Other artists include clarinettist Michael Collins and the Sharoun Ensemble. 

Ireland  - Two recitals with Maarten Koningsberger

 

November 7th 2014 8.00pm
Castalia Hall, Co. Kilkenny

November 9th 2014 12 noon
Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane 

 

Programme of songs by Frank Bridge, Ivor Gurney, George Butterworth and others marking centenary of World War I 1914 - 2014
with Maarten Koningsberger baritone 

Presented by Music in Kilkenny / Dublin Song Series / Sundays at Noon Concert Series. Funded in part by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. 

The Netherlands, Belgium and Ireland - Tour with the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century

 

November 26th 2014 8.15pm
De Doelen, Rotterdam
November 27th 2014 8.15pm
Cultuurcentrum De Spil, Roeselare
November 29th 2014 8.00pm
National Concert Hall, Dublin 
November 30th 2014 7.45pm
Ulster Hall, Belfast
December 2nd 2014 8.15pm
Muziekgebouw aan het IJ, Amsterdam
December 3rd 2014 8.15pm
Dr Anton Philipszaal, The Hague

 

Field Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major
Mozart "Ch'io mi scordi di te" K.505
with the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century
Kenneth Montgomery conductor 
Rosanna van Sandwijk soprano 

 

The Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, founded by the late Frans Brüggen, is one of the finest period instrument orchestras in the world.  For this tour of the most important concert halls in the Netherlands and Ireland, Finghin will perform on an 1822 Broadwood piano which he has selected from the Edwin Beunk collection of instruments in Enschede. Link to the orchestra's website here. 

Ireland / Navan, Co.Meath, Lismullin Conference Centre

 

December 6th 2014 7.30pm  

 

 

 

Haydn Sonata in E flat major Hob. XVI:49
Berg Sonata Op. 1
Chopin Polonaise-Fantasie Op. 61
Brahms Two Rhapsodies Op. 79
Schumann Faschingschwank aus Wien Op. 26 

Inspired by the spirit of Opus Dei, the Lismullin Institute promotes a variety of activities, including conferences and seminars, lectures and publications, which reflect a Christian outlook on life and culture. These are open to people of all creeds and backgrounds and take place in the beautiful surroundings of Lismullin House in the Boyne valley near Navan. Further information at www.lismullin.org.

Ireland / Russborough House, Co. Wicklow

 

December 7th 2014 3.30pm  

 

 

 

Haydn Sonata in E flat major Hob. XVI:49
Berg Sonata Op. 1
Chopin Polonaise-Fantasie Op. 61
Brahms Two Rhapsodies Op. 79
Schumann Faschingschwank aus Wien Op. 26 

A Sunday afternoon recital in one of Ireland's finest grand houses. See www.russboroughhouse.ie

UK / Leicester, New Walk Museum and Art Gallery

 

December 11th 2014 1.00pm  

 

 

 

Berg Sonata Op. 1
Brahms Two Rhapsodies Op. 79
Schumann Faschingschwank aus Wien Op. 26 

Presented by the Leicester International Music Festival. 



Past Engagements

January 2014 - June 2014
July 2013 - December 2013
January 2013 - June 2013
July 2012 - December 2012
January 2012 - June 2012
July 2011 - December 2011
January 2011 - June 2011
July 2010 - December 2010
January 2010 - June 2010
July 2009 - December 2009
January 2009 - June 2009
July 2008 - December 2008
January 2008 - June 2008
July 2007 - December 2007
January 2007 - June 2007
July 2006 - December 2006
January 2006 - June 2006
July 2005 - December 2005

"Collins plays Schumann in a refreshingly direct, unfussy manner, with a warm-hearted tone full of telling touches and refined rubato. Listen, for instance, to the way he subtly shapes the melody of the first of the "Three Little Pieces" of Bunte Blätter (the whole set is a joy, not least the concluding "Quick March") and sings his way over the energetic semiquaver accompaniment in the Intermezzo from Faschingsschwank aus Wien, a preferable performance to the hard-driven and flinty Piotr Anderszewski in his recent Carnegie Hall recital (8/09)."

Jeremy Nicholas, Gramophone Magazine, September 2009