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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. 


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 
Rosanne van Sandwijk mezzo-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 / 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

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.