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CURRENT ENGAGEMENTS - January 2015 - June 2015

 

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:  www.musicforgalway.ie

 

 
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
Lekeu Adagio for two violins and piano
Souza Stars and Stripes forever, for piano six hands
Mendelssohn Piano Quartet No. 2 Op. 2
Britten Temporal Variations for oboe and piano 
(other artists to be announced) 

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 a very exciting young 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 and Drama

 

March 30th 2015 10.00am

 

 

Masterclass with piano students at the renowned Guildhall School in London

More information here

 

Denmark / Esbjerg

 

April 22nd 2015 7.30pm
Syddansk Musikkonservatorium

 

 

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 Quartet
James 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 3rd 2015
St. Columba's Church, Drumcliffe

 

 

Full programme to be announced to include
Dvorak Piano Quintet

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