Anneleen Lenaerts and Dionysis Grammenos (Belgium/Greece)

Anneleen Lenaerts and Dionysis Grammenos (Belgium/Greece)

Two dazzling virtuosi Anneleen Lenaerts, Principal Harpist of the Vienna Philharmonic with "the new prince of the clarinet" Dionysis Grammenos performing the premiere of a new Music Network commission by Irish composer Anne-Marie O’Farrell, as well as works from the Romantic era by Schumann, Schubert, Smetana and Verdi.

Tour Dates

Tue 8 Nov, 8pm The Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin 1
Wed 9 Nov, 8pm Siamsa Tíre, Tralee
Thurs 10 Nov, 8pm Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire
Sat 12 Nov, 8pm Station House Theatre, Clifden
Sun 13 Nov, 7pm St. Peter's Church of Ireland, Portlaoise
Tue 15 Nov, 8pm Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar

Expect passion, technical aplomb and an exceptional chemistry between two dazzling virtuosi as Anneleen Lenaerts, Principal Harpist of the Vienna Philharmonic performs with Dionysis Grammenos, recently dubbed by one critic as “the new prince of the clarinet”.

Acclaimed for wonderfully nuanced playing and idiomatic arrangements, Lenaerts has garnered an astonishing 23 international awards as a solo player, most notably at the Grand Prix International Lily Laskine – the world’s most highly-regarded harp award – as well as performing with many of Europe’s leading orchestras, while Greek clarinettist Grammenos is widely recognized as one of the most charismatic and inspiring artists of his generation. His international breakthrough occurred in 2008, when Grammenos won the Grand Prix d’Eurovision and the title of the European Young Musician of the Year. The 25-year-old virtuoso regularly performs at some of the world’s most prestigious venues including Carnegie Hall in New York, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw and London’s Barbican Centre.  The duo’s much anticipated debut CD is due to be released by Warner Classics in October 2016.

Not to be missed: this is chamber music-making of the highest order!

Anneleen Lenaerts, harp
Dionysis Grammenos, clarinet


Composer Anne-Marie O'Farrell will be in attendance at The Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin 1, for a Composers' Voice talk. Composers' Voice is an audience development of the Contemporary Music Centre and is made possible through the continued funding of the Centre by the Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaionn.

Tue 8 Nov The Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin 1 8pm , €20 / €15 01 4750224 Music Network
Wed 9 Nov Siamsa Tíre, Tralee 8pm , €16 / €13 066 7123055
Thurs 10 Nov Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire 8pm , €18 / €14 01 2312929
Sat 12 Nov Station House Theatre, Clifden 8pm , €15 / €12 095 21699 (info only) Clifden Arts Society
Sun 13 Nov St. Peter's Church of Ireland, Portlaoise 7pm , €15 / €12 057 8663355 Laois Co. Council Arts Office
Tue 15 Nov Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar 8pm , €16 / €14 094 9023733

Robert Schumann Drei Romanzen, Op. 94
Franz Schubert Schwanengesang D. 957 - IV. Ständchen
Franz Schubert Sonata in A minor for Arpeggione and Piano, D. 821
Robert Schumann Fantasiestücke Op.73
Anne-Marie O‘ Farrell Klaria - New commission by Music Network
Bedřich Smetana Mà Vlast, II. Vltava (Moldau), Op.43, Arr. Trneček
Giuseppe Verdi "La Traviata" - Fantasia di concerto di Donato Lovreglio

Listen on Spotify

Lenaerts - Debussy: Danse sacrée et danse profane

Grammenos - Carlo della Giacoma: Tosca Fantasia

"Dynamic finesse, nuance in articulation and jaw-dropping skill"

- Aspen Times on Lenaerts

"One of the most promising stars of tomorrow"

- Die Welt on Grammenos