Music Network presents Mairéad Hickey & Agnès Clément
A captivating new duo featuring the celebrated Irish violinist Mairéad Hickey and the acclaimed French harpist Agnès Clément.
Mairéad Hickey – violin
Agnès Clément – harp
Like coffee and cake, fish and chips or Fred and Ginger, some pairings just can’t be topped. The exquisite combination of violin and harp is most definitely a match made in heaven, and no more so than in this new Music Network collaboration between Irish violinist Mairéad Hickey and French harpist Agnès Clément.
Celebrated for her captivating expression, soaring tone and fearless virtuosity, Mairéad Hickey’s natural ability to communicate sincerely, and with beauty and integrity has entranced audiences worldwide. Agnès Clément is recognised as a musician of exceptional talent whose astonishing virtuosity alongside an ability to deliver performances brimming with full-blooded passion has won her widespread acclaim.
Featuring a beautiful selection of music by Bach, Saint-Saëns, Massenet, Viardot, Spohr (the inventor of the violin chin rest no less!) and a brand new Music Network commission, their programme will delight and enthral music lovers around the country.
Spohr Sonata Concertante in E-flat Major for violin and harp, Op.113 no.4
JS Bach Andante and Allegro from Sonata No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003
John McLachlan Phoenix (New Music Network Commission)
Tedeschi Elegia Op.22
Henriette Renié Légende d’après les Elfes de Leconte de Lisle
Viardot Haï Luli!
Massenet Méditation de Thaïs
Saint-Saëns Fantaisie in A Major, Op.124