12oct8:00 pm10:00 pmThe Ophelia QuartetA wonderful classical concert in the Great Hall at Tullynally Castle.
Made up of four of Ireland’s most outstanding young artists, the Ophelia Quartet made their concert debut at the West Cork Chamber Music Festival 2019. Since then, they have been
Phoebe White recently graduated with a Bachelor degree from Indiana University, where she studied with Mauricio Fuks. She now studies under Carolin Widmann at the Hochshcule für Musik und Theater “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy” Leipzig. Recently, she was awarded the Flax Trust Bursary Prize at the Clandeboye Festival.
Ní Bhriain started playing the violin when she was 3 years of age. She has been a student of Young European Strings and the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin. She has also participated in masterclasses with Jan Repko, Stephan Picard, Baiba Skride and Maxim Vengerov. Colma is now studying for her Bachelor in Music Performance with Prof. Thomas Klug in the Hochschule für Künste Bremen, Germany.
20 year old violist Seamus Hickey studies with Nobuko Imai and Marjolein Dispa at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. A former student of Simon Aspell and Adrian Petcu at the CIT Cork School of Music, he is a versatile performer and a committed chamber musician and was a finalist in the 2018 Irish Freemasons Young Musician of the Year.
Killian White studied with Christopher Marwood at the Royal Irish Academy of Music until June 2018. He recently commenced a Bachelor degree at the Barenboim-Said Akademie in Berlin, under Frans Helmerson. Killian was the recipient of the 2018 RDS Music Bursary. He has performed as a soloist with the RTE Concert Orchestra, Kaunas Symphony Orchestra, the Hibernian Orchestra, Dublin Symphony Orchestra, and the New York Concerti Sinofnietta.
Phoebe White - violin 1, Colma Ní Bhriain - violin 2, Seamus Hickey - viola, Killian White - cello
(Saturday) 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Great Hall
30nov8:00 pm10:00 pmGabriela Istoc (Soprano) & Alexandra Silocea (Piano)Arias from recent operatic roles (including Puccini & Verdi)
Arias from recent operatic roles (including Puccini & Verdi), Songs from Romania, The Four Last Songs (Richard Strauss).
Gabriela Iştoc is one of Romania’s leading young sopranos and Laureate of
Gabriela Iştoc is one of Romania’s leading young sopranos and Laureate of numerous national and international competitions. A graduate of the National Opera Studio, London and the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin, she studied with Veronica Dunne. She was a Jerwood Young Artist in 2011 and was awarded the Robert and Margaret Lefever Study Award and the Wessex Glyndebourne Association Award.
Following her success at the Royal Festival Hall and Théâtre des Champs-Élysées with the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Jurowski, she returned to the UK in 2013 to sing The Echo in Ariadne auf Naxos (Glyndebourne) and Lucy Brown in The Threepenny Opera (West Green House with the LPO). Previous roles include: Eurydice Followers, Ludovina The Yellow Sofa, First Nymph Rusalka, Vixen Sharp-Ears The Cunning Little Vixen, Gilda Rigoletto, Soprano Too Hot to Handel, Serpina La serva padrona, Fiordiligi Così fan tutte, and Foreign Princess Rusalka. Recent engagements included: Mimi La Bohème (Opera North, Leeds), Mimi La Bohème (Den Jyske Opera, Denmark), Adina L’Elisir D’Amore (Opera North, Leeds) and Strauss’s Four Last Songs (Teatro Massimo Bellini, Catania).
Current engagements include: Christmas concert touring in Romania with Mihail Jora Philharmonic Orchestra, Antigone in Enescu’s Oedipe (LPO at the George Enescu Festival in Bucharest and the Royal Festival Hall London).
Films and DVDs include: Violetta La traviata: Love, Death and Divas (BBC) and Ariadne auf Naxos for Glyndebourne Festival Opera categories.
Attracting considerable attention across Europe and the US with her illuminating interpretations of wide-ranging repertoire, the Romanian-born French pianist Alexandra Silocea possesses a highly refined musicianship.
Described as a 'special talent' (International Piano Magazine, with 'musical grace and fluency' (Gramophone), Alexandra has performed with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Montreal Chamber Orchestra, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Haydn Orchestra Bozen, Gävle Symphony Orchestra, “George Enescu” Philharmonic Orchestra, Meininger Hofkapelle, etc and has worked with conductors such as Vladimir Jurowski, Pablo Gonzalez, Leo McFall, Philippe Bach, Gerard Korsten, Christian Badea, Hansjörg Schellenberger, etc.
She has performed in venues such as the Vienna Musikverein and Konzerthaus (both in recital and concerto appearences), Carnegie Hall, Bridgewater Hall, Romanian Atheneum or Wigmore Hall, where she has performed four hands with her mentor, Elisabeth Leonskaja, at the 70th birthday-concert of the accaimed pianist.