Bogdan Sofei and Thomas Charles Marshall @ Whitefriar Street Church

Bogdan Sofei and Thomas Charles Marshall @ Whitefriar Street Church

Sunday, 26 May 2024, 7.00pm

Bogdan Şofei, violin
Thomas Charles Marshall, organ

Annual Organ Recital Series in Whitefriar Street Church || Sunday 26th May at 7pm || Entrance free with a retiring collection


Arioso & Rondo patetico, op. 40
G. Jensen (1845–1922)

L. Saint-Réquier (1872–1964)
Deux pièces, op.95
-Cantabile Serioso
-Sur un vieux Noël

C.V. Stanford (1852–1924)
Organ Sonata no. 4, op. 153 ‘Sonata Celtica’
-Allegro molto moderato
-Tema con variazioni: Allegretto
-St Patrick’s Breastplate: Allegro maestoso

O. Lindberg (1887–1955)
Gammal fäbodpsalm från Dalarna

W. Lloyd Webber (1914–1982)

J. Svendsen (1840–1911)
Romanze in G dur für Violine und Orgel Op. 26

BOGDAN ŞOFEI is the leader and a founding member of ConTempo Quartet. Bogdan graduated from the University of Music in Bucharest where he studied with Ladislau Csendes and Stefan Gheorghiu. He continued his studies at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada, Royal Academy of Music in London, Academia Chigiana in Siena, European Academy of Music in Aix-en Province, Britten - Pierce School for Advanced Music Studies in Aldeburgh and Escuela Superior de Musica Reina Sofia in Madrid. In addition, Bogdan received his MA in Music at Cork School of Music, in 2005. On 10th June 2016 Bogdan and his colleagues from ConTempo Quartet were awarded a Doctorate of Music (honoris causa) by the University of Galway for their contribution to music and education in the West of Ireland. As the leader of ConTempo Quartet, he has studied with the most celebrated string quartets in the world including Amadeus, Alban Berg, Tokyo, Emerson and Hagen Quartets and with musicians such as Diemut Poppen, Petra Mullejans, Piero Farulli, David Takeno, Laurence Lesser and Gilbert Kalish. Bogdan has won several international and national competitions in Italy and Romania, as well as numerous international prizes as first violinist of ConTempo Quartet. He has toured the world extensively, performing at many major international festivals in Europe, Canada, and the United States.

THOMAS CHARLES MARSHALL is from Westmeath. He studied organ with Shane Brennan at St. Finian's College, Mullingar as a member of the Schola Cantorum, followed by more studies with Peter Hurford while organ scholar of Emmanuel College, Cambridge. He lived in Japan from 1994 to 2008, mastering the Satsumabiwa, a tear-shaped lute formerly played by the samurai in Japan. Returning to Ireland in 2008, he completed a Masters in Music Performance specialising in organ with David Adams at the Royal Irish Academy of Music. He is Organist and Director of Music at St Ann's Church, Dawson St. Dublin, and Director of Music at St Brigid's Cathedral, Kildare.

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