Miriam Kaczor (flute) & Sergio Bucheli (lute)
€20, from https://tinyurl.com/bdzzxcyj
Miriam Kaczor is a Polish/Irish flautist from Dublin. As a student of the Royal Irish Academy of Music, she was successful in a number of competitions; the Irish Freemason's Young Musician of the year (2015), RDS Jago Award (2017), Feis Ceoil and the Maura Dowdall Concerto Competition which have led to solo appearances with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra and the Esker Festival Orchestra, among others. She regularly performs with the Irish Baroque Orchestra and as guest principal with the Irish Chamber Orchestra, Haydn Philharmonie, Irish National Opera and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra. She has fond memories of working with Arcangelo, Dresdner Barockorchester, Camerata Kilkenny, Geminiani Ensemble, Ensemble Hesperi, Ex Cathedra, Collegium Marianum, Ensemble Marsyas and Vienna Ensemble.
Equally fascinated by the old and the new, Miriam is active in the contemporary music scene as a member of Kirkos Ensemble as well as through her collaborations with Crash Ensemble, Contemporary Music Centre and the Grafenegg Academy. She is a keen chamber musician and has been invited to perform various programmes at the National Concert Hall, the Killaloe, Westport, Sligo, Monkstown, Roscommon and Clonmel chamber music festivals. Her performances are often featured on RTÉ lyric fm and, since reconnecting in Vienna during the pandemic, she has formed a duo with pianist Ellen Jansson.
Miriam was a pupil of William Dowdall for 10 years, after which she spent a year in London taking lessons from Michael Cox, Lisa Beznosiuk and Rachel Brown, aided by the Arts Coucil Travel & Training Award. She has also had memorable masterclass encounters with William Bennett OBE, Sir James Galway, Lorna MacGhee, Peter-Lukas Graf and Felix Renggli. In 2021 she won the Business to Arts Jim McNaughton Tile Style Bursary, which enabled her to complete her Master's studies at Kunstuniversität Graz with Erwin Klambauer, aside from working on independent solo projects. She was a Britten Pears Young Artist for several years and a scholarship participant of the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra Summer Institute in Toronto.
Miriam has been kindly supported by the South Dublin County Council, Music Network the Arts Council and Flax Trust with her career development and acquiring instruments. She is also a freelance photographer, part-time art history student and a keen cyclist.
Born in Mexico City in 1998, Sergio Bucheli started playing the classical guitar before moving to the UK to study at the Yehudi Menuhin School thanks to a bursary funded by the Rolling Stones. In September 2017, Sergio was awarded the ABRSM scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Music with Elizabeth Kenny.
A sought after continuo player, Sergio is the principal lutenist of The English Concert, La Nuova Musica and Early Opera Company. He also plays with Les Arts Florissants, Le Poeme Harmonique, Arcangelo, The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, The Irish Baroque Orchestra, Ensemble Marsyas, English Baroque Soloists and Fretwork. Sergio is also in high demand in the operatic world and works regularly as a guest musician for the Royal Opera House, Opera National de Paris and Opera North.
Sergio is a keen chamber musician and collaborates with violist Lawrence Power and a variety of singers including Mary Bevan, Ruby Hughes and Tim Mead.
This concert is presented by the OPW as part of the 2023 cultural programme at Farmleigh House.