Drogheda Classical Music - Irish Chamber Orchestra with Kristian Bezuidenhout piano
After two years of disrupted seasons and great uncertainty, we look forward to closing the 2022/23 season on a high. Following the Irish Chamber Orchestra’s last performance in Drogheda with Sheku Kanneh-Mason in 2019, they return with Kristian Bezuidenhout at the helm. Regarded as one of today’s most notable and exciting keyboard artists, this programme of contrasting Mozart Piano Concertos will be directed from the piano and guarantees a dazzling evening of music-making.
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 18 in B♭ major, K. 456
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major, K. 503
Kristian Bezuidenhout is one of today’s most notable and exciting keyboard artists, equally at home on the fortepiano, harpsichord, and modern piano. Born in South Africa in 1979, he began his studies in Australia, completed them at the Eastman School of Music, and now lives in London. After initial training as a pianist with Rebecca Penneys, he explored early keyboards, studying harpsichord with Arthur Haas, fortepiano with Malcolm Bilson, and continuo playing and performance practice with Paul O’Dette. Kristian first gained international recognition at the age of 21 after winning the prestigious first prize, and audience prize in the Bruges Fortepiano Competition.
All concerts take place in St Peter’s Church of Ireland, Drogheda and unless otherwise stated, begin at 7:30pm. Individual Concert Tickets are €20 (€18 conc.) with a Season Ticket for €150 for all concerts including all events and concerts as part of Tara Erraught’s weekend (applies to full price tickets only). Booking through Droichead Arts Centre on 041 9833946 or www.droichead.com with further information available from www.droghedaclassicalmusic.com
Drogheda Classical Music is funded by the Arts Council and Louth County Council and run in partnership with Droichead Arts Centre with sponsorship from WhitelightEvents and RTÉ Supporting the Arts.