1. House Opening Concert

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Friday 24 June 2022

7:30 pm

9:30 pm


Bantry House

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Winners of the Dublin International Piano Competition become honorary Irish citizens and are welcomed with open arms by Irish audiences, so these two young musicians showcase the best of Irish musicianship. Richard Strauss’ youthful Violin Sonata is renowned for its romantic slow movement, composed in the first flush of his love for the young singer, Pauline de Ahna. Enescu was a musician of genius, pianist, violinist, conductor and composer as well as a man of great humility and generosity. His many talents meant he left fewer compositions for posterity than we might wish. His Third Violin Sonata is one of the greatest and a tough challenge for the musicians, but universally loved by audiences.

Admission: €45/€35/€25

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This concert will be broadcast live on RTÉ Lyric fm and around the world via the European Broadcasting Union as part of their Euroradio Summer Festival Series, presented by Paul Herriott.

Please note that the programme for this concert is different the programme detailed in the printed programme.

Due to events beyond our control, Luosha Fang violist for the Pavel Haas Quartet is unable to attend the Festival, but we are delighted that Mairéad and Nathalia will open the 2022 Festival in Bantry House.

All works performed by Mairéad Hickey Nathalia Milstein

Composer Work
Mozart Variations in G minor K.360
Janáček Violin Sonata
Richard Strauss Violin Sonata in E flat Op.18
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