Finghin Collins to Open 10th New Ross Piano Festival with 3 Concertos

Finghin Collins, Artistic Director of the New Ross Piano Festival.

Finghin Collins to Open 10th New Ross Piano Festival with 3 Concertos

Festival will also premiere five new Irish works.

Finghin Collins will open the 10th New Ross Piano Festival next Friday 25 September with a concert in which he conducts three piano concertos and performs in one.

Performing with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Collins will play and conduct Beethoven’s Concerto No. 3, followed by French pianist Cédric Tiberghien performing Mendelssohn’s No. 1 and Kiev-born Alexei Grynyuk playing Scriabin’s Concerto in F sharp minor, both conducted by Collins. The concert will take place in St Mary’s and St Michael’s Church in New Ross, Co. Wexford.

Tiberghien and Grynyuk are among a range of international artists performing at the festival, which takes place from 24 to 27 SeptemberArtistic Director Collins has also invited Olga Scheps from Russia and Daria van den Bercken from Amsterdam who will both make their Irish debuts. Scheps’ programme will include a range of works by Chopin, while van den Bercken’s programme includes Handel’s Suite in D minor, HWV 428, and his Chaconne in G major, HWV 435. 

Other highlights include a performance of Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht by the Fidelio Trio (Darragh Morgan, Adi Tal and Mary Dullea), a piano masterclass with Tiberghien, and a piano duet by Collins and Tiberghien (Brahms’ Hungarian Dances). The masterclass is free.

In addition, Scheps, van den Bercken, Grynyuk, Tiberghien and Collins will give the world premiere of five new works by Irish composers.

The works, titled Ros Tapestry Suite VI–X and composed by Eric Sweeney, Andrew Hamilton, Linda Buckley, Deirdre Gribbin and Sam Perkin, were commissioned by the festival and are inspired by the tapestry of the same name, which recounts the twelfth-century Norman invasion of Wexford in 15 panels. The first five panels were brought to musical life by composers Sebastian Adams, Elaine Agnew, Gerald Barry, John Kinsella and Gerry Murphy last year.

During the weekend, jazz piano sessions will also take place, given by pianists Jim Doherty and Colm O’Brien.

Tickets range from €5 to €25. For full details, see below or visit www.newrosspianofestival.com

Programme
10th New Ross Piano Festival
New Ross, Co. Wexford

THURSDAY 24th SEPTEMBER
7.30pm SOUTH EAST YOUNG PIANISTS CONCERT
20 young piano students play the grand piano.

FRIDAY 25th SEPTEMBER
8pm GALA OPENING EVENING CONCERT
RTÉ CONCERT ORCHESTRA
FINGHIN COLLINS
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37
CÉDRIC TIBERGHIEN
Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25
ALEXEI GRYNYUK
Scriabin Piano Concerto in F sharp minor, Op. 20
NB This concert takes place in St Mary’s and St Michael’s Parish Church 

SATURDAY 26th SEPTEMBER
12pm COFFEE CONCERT
OLGA SCHEPS
Eric Sweeney – Ros Tapestry Suite VI: Evening: the lighthouse at Hook Head
Chopin 
Nocturne in C minor, Op. 48, No. 1
Nocturne in D flat major, Op. 27, No. 2
Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58
Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23 

3pm MASTERCLASS
Masterclass with Cédric Tiberghien and emerging pianists
NB This event is free of charge and takes place in the Pastoral Centre.

7.30pm MAIN EVENING CONCERT
CÉDRIC TIBERGHIEN
Berg     Sonata Op. 1
Linda Buckley     Ros Tapestry Suite VII: William Marshal: the Flower of Chivalry
Mozart     Sonata in C minor, K. 457
FINGHIN COLLINS
Sam Perkin     Ros Tapestry Suite VIII: The Marriage of William Marshal and Isabel de Clare
Schumann     Fantasiestücke Op. 111
ALEXEI GRYNYUK
Prokofiev     Sonata No. 8 in B flat major, Op. 84

10pm LATE NIGHT CONCERT
FIDELIO TRIO
Schoenberg     Verklärte Nacht, arr. Eduard Steuermann 

SUNDAY 27th SEPTEMBER
12pm COFFEE CONCERT
DARIA VAN DEN BERCKEN
Deirdre Gribbin     Ros Tapestry Suite IX: Ex Voto Tintern Abbey: William Marshal’s stormy crossing
to Ireland
Handel     Suite in D minor, HWV 428
Mozart     Fantasie in C minor, K. 396
Sonata in A major, K. 331
Handel     Chaconne in G major, HWV 435 

3.30pm CLOSING AFTERNOON CONCERT
FIDELIO TRIO
Beethoven     Piano Trio in D major, Op. 70, No. 1 “Ghost”
ALEXEI GRYNYUK
Andrew Hamilton      Ros Tapestry Suite X: Hunt in the Forest of Ros
Stravinsky     Trois mouvements de Petrouchka
FINGHIN COLLINS and CÉDRIC TIBERGHIEN
Brahms 21 Hungarian Dances, WoO 1

For more details, visit http://www.newrosspianofestival.com/

 

Published on 17 September 2015

 

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