Finghin Collins: Beethoven 250 @ Clifden Arts Festival

Finghin Collins: Beethoven 250 @ Clifden Arts Festival

Sunday, 20 September 2020, 8.00pm

One of Ireland’s most successful musicians and significant musical ambassadors, Finghin Collins was born in Dublin in 1977 and, following initial lessons with his sister Mary, studied piano at the Royal Irish Academy of Music with John O’Conor and at the Geneva Conservatoire with Dominique Merlet. His international career was launched by winning first prize at the Clara Haskil International Piano Competition in Switzerland in 1999. He has performed in recital and with major orchestras throughout Europe and the United States, as well as in the Far East and Australia.

Piano Sonata No. 5 in C minor, Op. 10, No. 1 1796-1798
Allegro molto e con brio
Adagio molto
Finale: Prestissimo

Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 ‘Appassionata‘ 1804-1806
Allegro assai
Andante con moto
Allegro ma non troppo – Presto


Piano Sonata No. 27 in E minor, Op. 90 1814
Mit Lebhaftigkeit und durchaus mit Empfindung und Ausdruck (“With liveliness and with feeling and expression throughout”)
Nicht zu geschwind und sehr singbar vorgetragen (“Not too swiftly and conveyed in a singing manner”)

Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111 1821-1822
Maestoso – Allegro con brio ed appassionato (Mysterious – brisk, with vigour and passion)
Arietta: Adagio molto semplice e cantabile (slowly, very simply and singing)

Sponsored by: Helen and Vincent Foley


Published on 14 September 2020


Be Part of the Future of the Journal of Music

Sign up for our newsletters to receive our latest news, UK newsreviews, articles, jobs and events.

To add a concert listing see here. For advertising visit this link.


Please note that some listings are added by third parties. The Journal of Music does not take responsibility for the content or accuracy of listings published by third parties on this site. The Journal of Music reserves the right to edit or delete listings. Click here to add a listing, login or register.