Sundays at Noon: Isabelle O'Connell, piano

Sundays at Noon: Isabelle O'Connell, piano

Sunday, 5 June 2022, 12.00pm

Sundays at Noon concert series presents Isabelle O'Connell live from the sculpture hall in the Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin 1

Admission is free

Isabelle O’Connell piano

Claude Debussy - Images Book I (1904-5)

Jane O'Leary - Breathing Spaces (2010)

Caroline Shaw - Gustave le Gray (2012)

Claude Debussy - Estampes (1903)

Since​ ​her​ ​Carnegie​ ​Hall​ ​debut​ ​recital​ ​in​ ​2002,​​pianist​ ​Isabelle​ ​O'Connell has​ ​developed​ ​an​ ​international​ ​career ​​as​ ​soloist​ ​and​ ​chamber​ ​musician that​ ​has​ ​taken​ ​her​ ​around​ ​the ​​United​ ​States,​ ​Canada,​ ​Japan,​ ​Australia, New​ ​Zealand​ ​and​ ​Europe,​​ to​ ​venues​ ​such​ ​as​ ​Lincoln​ ​Center,​ ​the​ ​Kennedy Center,​ ​Chicago​​Cultural​ ​Center,​ ​Cleveland​ ​Museum​ ​of​ ​Art,​ ​Detroit​ ​Art Institute,​​the​ ​Gilmore​ ​Keyboard​ ​Festival,​ ​St​ ​David’s​ ​Hall,​ ​Cardiff​ ​and​ ​the National​ ​Concert​ ​Hall,​ ​Ireland.

Isabelle​ ​is​ ​co-founder​ ​of​ ​Grand​ ​Band,​ ​a​ ​piano ​​sextet​ ​described​ ​by​ ​the​ ​New York​ ​Times​ ​as:​ ​​"six​ ​of​ ​the ​​finest,​ ​busiest​ ​pianists​ ​active​ ​in​ ​New​ ​York's contemporary-classical​ ​scene”.​​ ​Isabelle​ ​has​ ​performed​ ​as​ ​concerto​​ soloist with​ ​the​ ​National​ ​Symphony​ ​Orchestra​ ​of​ ​Ireland.​ ​She​ ​has​​ also​ ​performed with​ ​Crash​ ​ensemble,​ ​Alarm​ ​Will​ ​Sound,​ ​Da​ ​Capo​​ Chamber​ ​Players,​ ​the ConTempo​ ​and​ ​New​ ​Zealand​ ​String​ ​Quartets​ ​and​​ is​ ​a​ ​member​ ​of​ ​the Friends​ ​of​ ​MATA​ ​ensemble.

Composers​ ​she​ ​has​ ​worked​ ​with​ ​include​ ​John​ ​Adams,​​ John​ ​Luther​ ​Adams, Morton​ ​Subotnick, Meredith​ ​Monk,​ ​Julia​ ​Wolfe,​​Michael​ ​Gordon,​ ​Kevin Volans,​ ​Donnacha​ ​Dennehy,​ ​Dan​ ​Trueman,​ ​Bunita​​ Marcus,​ ​amongst​ ​many others.

Isabelle​ ​has​ ​recorded​ ​for​ ​the​ ​Diatribe,​ ​Innova​​ and​ ​Lyric​ ​fm​ ​labels.​ ​Her debut​ ​solo​ ​album​ ​RESERVOIR​ ​released​​ in​ ​2010​ ​features​ ​solo​ ​piano​ ​music by​ ​nine​ ​contemporary​ ​Irish​​ composers​ ​and​ ​for​ ​this​ ​The​ ​New​ ​Yorker​ ​hailed her​ ​as​ ​"the​​young​ ​Irish​ ​piano​ ​phenom".​ ​She​ ​recorded​ ​Kevin​ ​Volans' Concerto​ ​for​ ​Piano​ ​and​ ​Winds​ ​with​ ​the​ ​RTÉ ​NSO​ ​in​ ​2014.

A​ ​Fulbright​ ​scholar,​ ​Isabelle​ ​holds​ ​degrees​ ​from​​ the​ ​Manhattan​ ​School​ ​of Music​ ​and​ ​the​ ​Royal​ ​Irish​ ​Academy​ ​of​​ Music.​ ​She​ ​is​ ​currently​ ​on​ ​the​ ​piano faculty​ ​at​ ​Bard​ ​College,​​NY.

www.isabelleoconnell.com

Tickets available from the HLG website/eventbrite from 10am Monday 30th May.

With thanks to the Arts Council of Ireland

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