Mia Cooper, Katherine Hunka, Ioana Petcu-Colan & Helena Wood (Ireland/UK)
|Wed 19 Apr, 8pm||St. Ann's Church, Dublin 2||Book Tickets|
|Thurs 20 Apr, 8pm||Birr Theatre & Arts Centre, Birr||Book Tickets|
|Sat 22 Apr, 8pm||Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge||Book Tickets|
|Sun 23 Apr, 8pm||Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire||Book Tickets|
|Mon 24 Apr, 8pm||Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar||Book Tickets|
|Tues 25 Apr, 8pm||Station House Theatre, Clifden||Book Tickets|
|Thurs 27 Apr, 8pm||Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick||Book Tickets|
|Fri 28 Apr, 8pm||Triskel Christchurch, Cork||Book Tickets|
|Sat 29 Apr, 8.30pm||The Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely||Book Tickets|
Four of Ireland’s finest violinists – from the country’s most prestigious orchestras to boot – come together for the very first time in what promises to be a scintillating series of concerts.
Leader of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra since 2006, Mia Cooper is a highly-regarded chamber musician who has graced the stage with the Barbican Trio, Gould Trio, Brodsky Quartet, Fibonacci Sequence and Academy of St Martin in the Fields.
Katherine Hunka, leader of the Irish Chamber Orchestra since 2002, has collaborated with Murray Perriah, Joshua Bell, Nigel Kennedy and Anthony Marwood amongst others, while Ioana Petcu-Colan, Associate Leader of the Ulster Orchestra, has worked with artists as diverse as Martin Hayes, Arcade Fire, John Abercrombie and members of the Alban Berg and Vanbrugh quartets.
Completing this stellar quartet is Helena Wood, leader of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra. A seasoned performer on TV and radio, she has given numerous recitals at such prestigious venues as Wigmore Hall, Barbican Hall and the Royal Festival Hall.
Mia Cooper, violin
Katherine Hunka, violin
Ioana Petcu-Colan, violin
Helena Wood, violin
To include music by Telemann, Bartók and an exciting new commission by Ian Wilson, inspired by Cy Twombly’s ‘Quattro Stagioni’
|Wed 19 Apr||St. Ann's Church, Dublin 2||8pm , €20 / €15 / €10 (students)||01 4750224||Music Network|
|Thurs 20 Apr||Birr Theatre & Arts Centre, Birr||8pm , €17 / €15 / €5||057 9122911|
|Sat 22 Apr||Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge||8pm , €15 / €12||045 448327|
|Sun 23 Apr||Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire||8pm , €20 / €16||01 2312929|
|Mon 24 Apr||Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar||8pm , €17 / €14||094 9023733|
|Tues 25 Apr||Station House Theatre, Clifden||8pm , €15 / €12 (on the door)||095 21699 (info only)||Clifden Arts Society|
|Thurs 27 Apr||Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick||8pm , €18 / €15||061 953400|
|Fri 28 Apr||Triskel Christchurch, Cork||8pm , €18 / €16||021 4272022|
|Sat 29 Apr||The Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely||8.30pm , €16 / €14||0402 38529|
Katherine Hunka – Monti: Czardas
"A deliciously ardent violin solo from leader Mia Cooper"- The Irish Times
"The performance of Mendelssohn’s youthful Octet, led by Katherine Hunka, buzzed with energy. The audience loved it"- The Irish Times
"Utterly gripping….dazzling"- Musical Opinion [on Woods]
"Astor Piazzolla’s Escualo acts as a safety net beneath the trapeze artistry of Ioana Petcu-Colan’s violin."- The Irish Times