2nd January 2013

As the new year begins, Finghin has started tweeting! View Finghin's tweets here to get short bursts of information, a quick thought or a retweet every now and then..... it's taken long enough to get going with social media, but so far (three days in) it's proving to be an interesting experience. 

Once again it's a new year filled with new concertos. On January 18th Finghin performs and directs three Mozart concertos with the RTE NSO at the National Concert Hall, his penultimate clutch of concertos in the Great Mozart Adventure - which concludes on May 10th with a further three concertos. In February and March it's the turn of Beethoven, with two Sunday afternoon concerts in Dublin feauring four Beethoven concertante works - the first and fourth piano concertos along with Beethoven's transcription of his violin concerto and the Choral Fantasy. 

In March Finghin makes his début with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, performing the UK premiere of Deirdre Gribbin's Aztec-inspired "The Binding of the Years" which he premiered with the RTÉ NSO last May. The work was specially commissioned by RTE as part of Finghin's tenure as Associate Artist of the orchestra. 

In April there are concerto performances of Mozart in Tampere (Finland) and Britten in Belfast (the composer's concerto Diversions for left hand and orchestra), before chamber music takes centre stage in the diary. Indeed, there is lots of chamber music in March as well, with a contemporary programme with clarinettist Paul Roe at the Hugh Lane Gallery in Dublin (featuring premieres by Stephen Gardner, Gráinne Mulvey and Lei Liang) and another programme at the NCH featuring Thomas Adès' "Catch".

All in all, a lot of work!

View full details of Finghin's engagements here.