'Musical Love Letters' with PRISM

'Musical Love Letters' with PRISM

Sunday, 17 December 2017, 3.00pm

“Musical Love Letters” will explore the intriguing love triangle between Brahms, Clara and Robert Schumann, through letters and music at the Ionad Cultúrtha, Baile Mhúirne on December 17th at 3:00pm. Gorgeous music with exquisite excerpts from Clara Schumann’s Piano Trio and Brahms Piano Quartet with Aodhán O Murchú as narrator.

PRISM music is a new ensemble consisting of professional musicians who are committed to bringing live music to audiences in a new format - Identity, self-expression and individual stories presented through the prism of music and literature. The paths of the ensemble members crisscrossed many countries, and they bring their artistic experience as performers and educators to this partnership.

Siún Milne began her studies at the Cork School of Music with Ruxandra Petcu-Colan.Siún continued her studies on a scholarship at the prestigious Royal Academy of Music in London and completed her Bachelor of Music degree in performance there, studying baroque violin with Nicolette Moonen and modern violin with Mateja Marinkovic. She was a finalist in numerous competitions including the Royal Academy Delius Prize, Brahms Prize and Clandeboye Young Musician Competition. Siun was awarded the Bank of Ireland Millennium Scholarship in 2007 for the duration of her studies. She was a member of the European Union Youth Orchestra and European Union Chamber Orchestra. She has played with the Irish Chamber Orchestra at the Würzburg Mozart Fest, Storioni Festival Eindhoven, Rheingau and Heidelberg Festivals, Lincoln Centre New York and Konzerthaus Berlin.

Dublin born Aoife Nic Athlaoich enjoys a versatile musical career, dividing her time between modern and Baroque cello. Since moving back to Ireland in 2013 Aoife joined the Irish Chamber Orchestra and has made solo and chamber music debuts at some of Ireland's leading festivals including Galway Early Music Festival, Ardee baroque Festival, Killaloe Chamber Music Festival and the East Cork Early Music Festival. Aoife is s member of the highly acclaimed Orchestre Revolutionaire et Romantique with whom she has toured the USA and Europe as well as performing at the BBC.

Gabriela Mayer is currently the Head of the Department of Keyboard Studies at the CIT Cork School of Music. Her early training was in her native Romania, as well as Italy and later the USA, where she won numerous awards and scholarships. As a recipient of a Fulbright Graduate Fellowship to Germany, Ms. Mayer studied piano performance at the Hochschule für Musik 'Hanns Eisler' in Berlin. She also completed a Doctorate in Musical Arts at the University of Maryland in the USA, graduating with the highest honours. In America, she taught at the American University in Washington DC. Since moving to Ireland, she has engaged in teaching as well as performing both solo and chamber music recitals. Collaborators have included string and wind players from the RTE National Symphony Orchestra, the Irish Chamber Orchestra and colleagues from the Cork School of Music.

Cork born viola player Cian O’ Dúill is a member of the Irish Chamber Orchestra, is co-principal viola with the London Mozart Players and has a busy freelance orchestral career playing regularly with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, Camerata Ireland, London Symphony Orchestra, and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

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Published on 30 November 2017

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