Pianist Cédric Tiberghien and violinist Alina Ibragimova. 

The climax of Music for Galway’s Midwinter Festival, presented in association with Galway 2020 at the Town Hall Theatre last weekend, was a performanc(...)

Mezzo-soprano Sharon Carty

Thursday, 23rd Resound: NCH & Sounding the Feminists series National Concert Hall, Kevin Barry Recital Room, Dublin nch.ie The National Concert (...)

Pianist Barry Douglas’s performance of Tchaikovsky’s The Seasons in New Ross, Co Wexford, flew by.

A piano festival such as the New Ross Piano Festival has a fascination that no comparable festival for, say, flute, violin or clarinet, would ever hav(...)

Soprano Amy Ní Fhearraigh

Wednesday, September 25th Cara — A Celebration NCH, Dublin   It was a story you wouldn’t dare to make up. Mozart’s Così fan tutte is a tale of i(...)

Composer, violinist and conductor Brett Dean, who conducted the Irish Chamber Orchestra in  the   Irish premiere of Maltese conductor Michelle Castelletti’s downsizing of Mahler’s 10th Symphony

Arrangements have been around forever. And, strange to say in this era when the internet has made more music readily accessible than ever before, arra(...)

Australian composer and viola player Brett Dean will make his performing debut with the Irish Chamber Orchestra in Monkstown. Photograph: Keith Wiseman

Wednesday, September 11th ICO/Brett Dean Monkstown Parish Church irishchamberorchestra.com Australian composer and viola player Brett Dean makes his (...)

Chiaroscuro Quartet provided a remarkable listening experience.

LP Hartley’s great line, “the past is a foreign country: they do things differently there”, certainly applies to the world of the string quartet. Take(...)

Percussionist Colin Currie

Normally, the bread-and-butter programming of Great Music in Irish Houses comes mostly from the core classical repertoire. Last week, the 49th ed(...)

Chiaroscuro quartet plays at The West Cork Chamber Music Festival in Bantry

The big summer festivals are on the way. The Great Music in Irish Houses festival June 11th-16th, the West Cork Chamber Music Festival June 29th to Ju(...)

Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho, whose music will be heard again in March at the New Music Dublin festival and in Louth  Contemporary Music Society’s Stations of the Sun in Dundalk in June. Photograph: Andrew Campbell

In October 2015 news of Waking the Nation, the Abbey Theatre’s 2016 season, begat Waking the Feminists. The issue was the paltry representation of wom(...)

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