Cellissimo presents: Cellissimo Ambassador Evening

Cellissimo presents: Cellissimo Ambassador Evening

Monday, 20 May 2024, 8.00pm
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Cellissimo Ambassador Evening
Monday, May 20, 2024 at 8:00 pm
Town Hall Theatre

Catherine Cotter, cello
Finghin Collins, piano

CARL MARIA CON WEBER Adagio and Rondo
FAURÉ Papillon
SHOSTAKOVICH Sonata for cello and piano

The Cellissimo Ambassador programme grew out of a special project – the Galway Cello. This is an instrument that was commissioned for the first edition of Cellissimo based on a concept by Philip Fogarty. Luthier Kuros Torkzadeh had the brief to fashion an instrument out of timbers that had grown in Co. Galway. Not only did the instrument turn out to be beautiful visually, with its scroll in the distinctive shape of a Claddagh Ring, but it has also developed a rich tone which is admired and enjoyed by a growing number of cellists. In order to give this instrument its deserved life, the Cellissimo Ambassador programme was devised.

We spend this evening with Mullingar cellist Catherine Cotter, our first Cellissimo Ambassador. Catherine speaks with Music for Galway CEO Anna Lardi of her experiences with the Galway Cello over the past three years and performs with Artistic Director Finghin Collins. We also select the next Cellissimo Ambassador with three finalists performing live auditions (accompanied by Dearbhla Brosnan) and at the end of the evening the cello is handed over.

SPONSORED BY TECHRETE

THE GALWAY CELLO IS SPONSORED BY MJ CONROY

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