Music Network presents Céline Moinet & Florian Uhlig on Saturday 2nd December at The Pillar Room

08 November 2017

"An exhilarating performance – edgy, audacious, fired up with virtuosic bravado – and the multiphonics are breathtaking” BBC Music Magazine [on Céline Moinet]

“Florian Uhlig plays in masterly fashion. His interpretations bear comparison with the very best.”  Süddeutsche Zeitung

 

Prepare to be enchanted by the extraordinary Céline Moinet, “…one of the finest oboists in the world” [International Record Review], in Music Network's very special end of year concert on Saturday 2nd December at The Pillar Room, Rotunda Hospital, Dublin 1. Performing with acclaimed pianist Florian Uhlig, the programme includes chamber music by Robert Schumann, Carl Nielsen, Clara Schumann and Antonio Pasculli as well as a piece by Irish composer James Wilson. Tickets from €20, details at musicnetwork.ie.

Expect a fearless performance executed with technical aplomb and sublime virtuosity from this stunning duo in the wonderful surrounds of the Rotunda Hospital’s Pillar Room. Dublin audiences have the opportunity to hear them perform repertoire from Moinet’s recently released CD with Berlin Classics, ‘Schumann Romances’ in advance of their BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert at Wigmore Hall on Monday 4th December.

For the past ten years, Céline Moinet has been one of the most exceptional performing artists on her instrument. The young oboist’s concerts bring both audiences and critics alike to rapturous applause. In demand as a soloist with major orchestras all over the world, she has played at the Salzburg Easter Festival under Christoph Eschenbach, with the Staatskapelle Dresden, at the Pacific Music Festival under Fabio Luisi and with the New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra in Suntory Hall. She also regularly tours as a soloist with the Dresden Kapellsolisten and the Kammerorchester Basel. Céline is principal oboe of Dresden Staatskapelle, a position she has held since 2008.

Florian Uhlig made his orchestral debut at the Barbican in London in 1997 and since then he has performed worldwide with leading orchestras. In addition to his solo projects, Florian is much in demand as a chamber musician and lieder pianist - he was the last partner of the legendary baritone Hermann Prey. In 2009, Florian Uhlig founded the Johannesburg International Mozart Festival in South Africa. As Artistic Director, he has guided the fortunes of the two-week music festival, which presents symphony and choral concerts as well as chamber and solo recitals featuring top-class ensembles and artists. Additionally, the festival highlights the importance of interdisciplinary projects, contemporary music, the promotion of young artists and social integration.

This is Music Network’s last concert of the year, following nine nationwide tours, an artist residency concert series at the National Opera House, ‘Blue of the Shortest Night’ live broadcast in partnership with RTÉ lyric fm, an album launch with the Aoife Doyle Band and concerts presented in partnership with the Wood Quay Summer Sessions and Listen At concert series. Music Network is funded by the Arts Council. Tours are presented in association with RTÉ lyric fm. Tickets for Céline Moinet and Florian Uhlig from €20 (includes festive reception) can be purchased by calling Music Network on (01) 4750224 or booking online at www.musicnetwork.ie (booking fees apply).

 

Programme:

Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Three Romances Op. 94
I. Nicht Schnell
II. Einfach, Innig
III. Nicht Schnell

Nachtstücke Op.23
I. Mehr langsam, oft zurückhaltend
II. Markiert und lebhaft
III. Mit großer Lebhaftigkeit
IV. Einfach

Kinderszenen, Op. 15
VII. Träumerei
VIII. Am Kamin

12 Klavierstücke für kleine und große Kinder, Op. 85
XII. Abendlied

Carl Nielsen (1865-1931)
Two Fantasy Pieces Op. 2
I. Romance: Andante con duolo
II. Humoresque: Allegretto Scherzando

James Wilson (1922-2005)
Libberton Moonrise

Clara Schumann (1819-1896)
Three Romances Op. 22
I. Andante Molto
II. Allegretto. Mit zartem Vortrage
III. Leidenschaftlich Schnell

Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Kreisleriana Op.16 (Mvt I – III)
I. Äußerst bewegt
II. Sehr innig und nicht zu rasch
III. Sehr aufgeregt

Antonio Pasculli (1842-1924)
Fantasia sull'opera Poliuto di Donizetti