Michael McHale with The Vanbrugh (Piano Quartet)

Michael McHale with The Vanbrugh (Piano Quartet)

Friday, 28 January 2022, 6.00pm

THE VANBRUGH together with celebrated pianist Michael McHale, present their Moonlight Tour, including Beethoven’s exquisite Moonlight sonata, Francaix’s delightful string trio, new works by Linda Buckley and Michael McHale, and Brahms’ epic G minor piano quartet


Keith Pascoe, violin – Simon Aspell, viola – Christopher Marwood, cello

The Vanbrugh has evolved from the work of the legendary Vanbrugh Quartet. Over three decades the quartet gave close to three thousand concerts, presenting the chamber music repertoire to audiences throughout Ireland, Europe, the Americas and the Far East.


Belfast-born Michael McHale has established himself as one of Ireland’s leading pianists and has developed a busy international career as a solo recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician.

Linda Buckley – ‘Solas na Gealaí’ for solo piano
Beethoven – Piano Sonata No.14 ‘Moonlight’
Jean Francaix – String Trio
Two songs arranged for piano quartet by Michael McHale
Clara Schumann – ‘Die Gute Nacht’
Clara Schumann – ‘Der Mond Kommt Still Gegangen’
Brahms – Piano quartet in G minor Op.25

The tour is presented by National String Quartet Foundation, supported by the Arts Council, RTÈ and the RTÈ Supporting the arts programme

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