Best and brightest young Irish classical musicians at Guildhall

Best and brightest young Irish classical musicians at Guildhall

Some of Ireland’s finest up-and-coming classical musicians will perform a special concert at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama on April 12.

Nine of the country’s most talented classical performers from the three Irish Conservatoires will play at the recital organised by Irish Heritage.

The unique performance is part of the 1916-2016 cultural commemoration programme and comprises pieces from both Ireland and around the world.

Best and brightest young Irish classical musicians at Guildhall
Aoife Gibney

Described as “a truly world view of music”, the schedule includes works by Chopin, Copland, Corigliano, Mozart, Sibelius, Villa-Lobos as well as Irish composers Ina Boyle, Philip Hammond, Philip Martin and Kevin O’Connell.

Best and brightest young Irish classical musicians at Guildhall
Lorna Breen

Pianist Adam McDonagh, a recent graduate of the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, will begin proceedings alongside soprano and Gervase Elwes Memorial Cup winner, Aoife Gibney.

Lorna Breen, a 23-year-old soprano from Co. Wicklow, will perform with fellow Royal Irish Academy of Music students Seamus Wylie (clarinet) and Miriam Kaczor (flute).

Best and brightest young Irish classical musicians at Guildhall
Adam McDonagh

And closing the evening will be the Chiral Quartet, the current artists in residence at CIT Cork School of Music.

Best and brightest young Irish classical musicians at Guildhall

Made-up of violin-duo Hugh Murray and Christine Kenny, violist David Kenny and cellist Maria O’Connor, the foursome previously studied with members of the Vanbrugh Quartet. Tickets for the Conservatoires Ireland Showcase Concert cost £15 – £5 for students if booked online – and include a programme and wine reception.

They can be purchased at www.irishheritage.co.uk or from Kathy O’Regan on 020 7226 4578.

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