Rachel Kolly d’Alba & Christian Chamorel

Rachel Kolly d’Alba & Christian Chamorel

Brace yourself for the passion and fire of Rachel Kolly d’Alba, touted as one of the best violinists of her generation, in a display of sizzling virtuosity, honeyed vibrato and impeccable taste. On tour with the award-winning Swiss pianist, Christian Chamorel from 8 - 15 April. Performing works by Fauré, Chausson, Franck, Ravel and Raymond Deane.

Tour Dates

8 Apr The Pepper Canister Church (St Stephen’s)
9 Apr Christ Church Cathedral
10 Apr Curtis Auditorium, CIT, Cork School of Music
11 Apr St. Iberius Church
12 Apr Regional Cultural Centre
14 Apr Linenhall Arts Centre,
15 Apr Pavilion Theatre

 Violinist Rachel Kolly d’Alba is one of those very rare players whose ability to connect with audiences is such that it’s easy to overlook her sizzling virtuosity, honeyed vibrato and impeccable taste. A child prodigy who made her debut as a concerto soloist at the age of 12, she has been lauded both for her electrifying intensity on stage and her beautifully nuanced recordings of works by composers such as Saint-Saëns , Chausson, Gershwin, Ravel and Ysaÿe. 

Violinist Rachel Kolly d’Alba is one of those very rare players whose ability to connect with audiences is such that it’s easy to overlook her sizzling virtuosity, honeyed vibrato and impeccable taste. A child prodigy who made her debut as a concerto soloist at the age of 12, she has been lauded both for her electrifying intensity on stage and her beautifully nuanced recordings of works by composers such as Saint-Saëns , Chausson, Gershwin, Ravel and Ysaÿe. 
Rachel Kolly d’Alba’s impassioned playing has led to solo performances with many of Europe’s finest orchestras, including the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre de l’Opéra de Paris, WDR Cologne, Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla and the Rotterdam Philharmonic. For this tour she will be joined by the award-winning Swiss pianist Christian Chamorel, a much sought-after chamber musician and soloist who has performed at such venues as the Konzerthaus Berlin, the Palau de la Musica in Valencia and London’s Wigmore Hall.
Programme: The French Connection
Fauré: Sonata no. 1 in A major for Violin and Piano, Op. 13
Chausson: Poème, Op. 25
Franck: Sonata in A major for Violin and Piano
Raymond Deane: Petite Phrase
Ravel: Tzigane

Rachel Kolly d’Alba’s impassioned playing has led to solo performances with many of Europe’s finest orchestras, including the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre de l’Opéra de Paris, WDR Cologne, Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla and the Rotterdam Philharmonic. For this tour she will be joined by the award-winning Swiss pianist Christian Chamorel, a much sought-after chamber musician and soloist who has performed at such venues as the Konzerthaus Berlin, the Palau de la Musica in Valencia and London’s Wigmore Hall.

Rachel Kolly d’Alba, violin
Christian Chamorel, piano

 

Supported by the Embassy of Switzerland in Ireland

 

Programme:

The French Connection

Fauré: Sonata no. 1 in A major for Violin and Piano, Op. 13

Chausson: Poème, Op. 25

Franck: Sonata in A major for Violin and Piano

Raymond Deane: Petite Phrase

Ravel: Tzigane

 

8 Apr The Pepper Canister Church (St Stephen’s)
Dublin
8:00 pm 01 4750224 or www.musicnetwork.ie Music Network
9 Apr Christ Church Cathedral
Waterford
7:30pm 051 858958 Christ Church Cathedral Waterford
10 Apr Curtis Auditorium, CIT, Cork School of Music
Cork
8:00 pm Tickets on the door Cork Orchestral Society
11 Apr St. Iberius Church
Wexford
8:00 pm Tickets on the door Music for Wexford
12 Apr Regional Cultural Centre
Letterkenny
8:00 pm 074 9120777 (An Grianán) or www.angrianan.com Regional Cultural Centre
14 Apr Linenhall Arts Centre,
Castlebar
8:00 pm 094 9023733 or www.thelinenhall.com Linenhall Arts Centre
15 Apr Pavilion Theatre
Dun Laoghaire
8:00 pm Bookings: 01 2312929 / www.paviliontheatre.ie Pavilion Theatre

Rachel Kolly d'Alba and pianist Christian Chamorel at Dublin's Pepper Canister Church Tuesday 8/4/14


"Her electrifying intensity and deep involvement makes an indelible impact and feels like a throwback to the golden age of music making."

- The Strad

"Time and again my jaw dropped at the passionate skill of her playing."

- The Times