Deirdre Moynihan (soprano) & RTÉ Contempo Quartet
One of Ireland’s foremost early music artists, Deirdre Moynihan’s CD of Vivaldi Cantatas on Naxos earned widespread critical acclaim. The Examiner described it as a “rare listening pleasure” and International Record Review highlighted a voice “unfailingly beautiful in tone.” She has performed as a soloist with, among others, RTÉ Concert Orchestra, RTÉ NSO, Irish Baroque Orchestra and Irish Chamber Orchestra; and performed concerts in N. & S. America, Israel, Lebanon, Japan, China and widely in Europe.
RTÉ Contempo Quartet is one of the most exciting and vibrant chamber ensembles performing today. RTÉ Contempo Quartet has performed over two thousand concerts worldwide including Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall, Tel Aviv Performing Arts Centre and Geidai Tokyo. In 2018 NUIG awarded its members with honorary Doctorates in recognition of their cultural work. The Quartet’s discography can be found on the Sony, Universal, RTÉ and HBO labels.
This concert features the premiere of a new arrangement of Clara Schumann’s 6 Lieder, Op. 13, ‘songs of love and intrigue’, and quartets by R. Schumann and J. Brahms.