Alex Pectu-It's About Time: Finding a Voice for Culture Night

Alex Pectu-It's About Time: Finding a Voice for Culture Night

Friday, 17 September 2021, 7.30pm

This visually and aurally exciting concert will feature music for marimba and vibraphone from one of Ireland’s leading percussionists. The concert will include the world première of the winning piece by Abigail Smith in the Finding a Voice Emerging Composer Competition, run in association with the Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland.

Alex’s concert will also include a special focus on the music of influential Japanese composer Keiko Abe, one of the world’s most celebrated composers for the modern marimba, alongside works by renowned percussionist Evelyn Glennie as well as Australian and Irish composers.

An Irish musician of Romanian origin, Alex Petcu has established himself nationally and internationally as a percussionist of the finest calibre. His debut album, Alex Petcu: In Time was released on the RTE Lyric fm label in 2015. Alex performs in a wide variety of settings with a multitude of orchestras – including both RTE orchestras, the Irish Chamber Orchestra, Crash Ensemble and Hard Rain Ensemble. His main specialty lies in solo and chamber music. Recent solo appearances include Finding a Voice Concert Series, West Cork Chamber Music Festival and the National Concert Hall.

Finding a Voice is a four-day concert series that focuses on music by women composers through the ages and around the world, in celebration of International Women’s Day.

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