Mia Cooper, Katherine Hunka, Ioana Petcu-Colan & Helena Wood (Ireland/UK)

Mia Cooper, Katherine Hunka, Ioana Petcu-Colan & Helena Wood (Ireland/UK)

Tour Dates

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

 

Programme:

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