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CURRENT ENGAGEMENTS - July 2015 - December 2015


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


July 8th 2015 8.30pm   




Mahler Piano Quartet
Trout Quintet in A major
Piano Quintet in F minor
with Alexandra Conunova violin
Kirill Troussov
Blythe Teh Engstroem
István Várdai
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

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


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

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


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.  Finghin's is the middle concert. 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

August 6th 2015 7.00pm
Chapelle des Haudères


August 8th 2015 7.00pm
Chapelle des Haudères 

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

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


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 London Society UK, 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,
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, St. Mary's Church and the Parish Church of St. Mary and St. Michael - New Ross Piano Festival


September 25th to 27th 2015




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 Klavierstücke 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  - Carnival of the Animals

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


Saint-Saëns Carnival of the Animals
with the Irish Chamber Orchestra
and Dearbhla Collins piano

 Part of the Bualadh Bos Children's Festival. More information and tickets here

UK / Bournemouth - Bournemouth Pavilion

October 25th 2015 3.00pm


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

More information here

Ireland / Dublin - National Concert Hall

November 3rd 2015 8.00pm


Schumann Piano Concerto in A minor
with the RIAM Symphony Orchestra
conducted by James Cavanagh


UK / Norwich - Norfolk and Norwich Music Club

November 14th 2015 7.30pm 
John Innes Centre, Norwich

November 15th 2015 3.00pm
John Innes Centre, Norwich


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


Chopin Prelude in C sharp minor Op. 45
Two Nocturnes Op. 48
Four Mazurkas Op. 17
Ballade No. 4 in F minor Op. 52
Twelve Etudes Op. 25


Ireland / Dublin - 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



Past Engagements

July 2014 - December 2014
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
January 2015 - June 2015

"Together with Finghin Collins they [the Callino Quartet] created an elegiac magic with Schnittke's Piano Quintet that almost moved me to tears. Collins was at his brilliant best in this. I did not believe it was possible to play as quietly and insistently musically as he did when suggesting Time ticking away, as the composer struggles with the idea of death being present in life."

Declan Townsend, The Irish Examiner, March 27th 2008