Patrick Rafter and Fiachra Garvey

Patrick Rafter and Fiachra Garvey

Thursday, 1 July 2021, 8.00pm

Violinist Patrick Rafter and pianist Fiachra Garvey join forces to present a stunning programme of music by Franck, Fauré, Ysaÿe and Emma O’Halloran.

“I'll get my coat!” cried Patrick Rafter when Maxim Vengerov phoned to invite him to study with him in Switzerland, and since then, Patrick's diary has been stuffed with performance dates with some of the most prestigious orchestras and conductors in the world. Kilkenny born, he swapped his hurl for a bow, and his swift rise to being one of Ireland's finest musicians is no surprise given his innate musicianship, his dazzling technique and his passion.

Fiachra Garvey is possessed of a maturity and profound understanding of his art, which when combined with his infectious enthusiasm for music-making, has already captivated audiences in concert halls across Europe and beyond.

Patrick and Fiachra have planned a beautifully-ethereal programme, with works by Fauré, Franck and Ysaÿe presented alongside the world premiere of a new Music Network commission by Emma O'Halloran.

Along with this beautiful programme of music, viewers will hear from the musicians in interviews hosted by Music Network's CEO Sharon Rollston, and composer Emma O'Halloran will introduce her new work in a short Composer Insight Session during the broadcast.

Individually, Patrick and Fiachra are stellar musicians who are making a significant mark on the international stage. Together, their performance on this digital tour promises to more than clear the very high bar that these young musicians have set for themselves.

Watch online from 16 June – 1 July. Tickets cost €10 (booking fee may apply) and we encourage everyone to support their local venue when possible.

Wednesday 16 Jun - 7.30pm
Music Network

Thursday 17 Jun - 7.30pm
Waterford Music

Friday 18 Jun - 8pm
Ionad Cultúrtha, Baile Mhúirne

Sunday 20 Jun - 8pm
Riverbank Arts Centre

Wednesday 23 Jun - 7pm
National Opera House

Sunday 27 Jun - 4pm
Music in Kilkenny

Wednesday 30 Jun - 7pm
Linenhall Arts Centre

Thursday 1 Jul - 8pm
Siamsa Tíre

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Published by Music Network on 27 April 2021

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