Raphaela Gromes & Julian Riem

Raphaela Gromes & Julian Riem

Raphaela Gromes - cello | Julian Riem - piano

Tour Dates

Wed 3 Apr, 8pm St. Finian's Church, 23 Adelaide Road, Dublin 2
Thurs 4 Apr, 7.30pm Curtis Auditorium, Cork School of Music
Sat 6 Apr, 8pm Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny
Sun 7 Apr, 8pm Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire
Mon 8 Apr, 8pm Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar
Wed 10 Apr, 7.30pm The Large Room, City Hall, Waterford
Thurs 11 Apr, 8pm National Opera House, Wexford

We are very pleased to share details of a superb duo joining our already amazing 2019 concert line-up. Raphaela Gromes is an exceptional young cellist who has quickly garnered a slew of rave reviews for the incredible intimacy of her playing, her musical imagination, and thrilling virtuosity. Add to this her symbiotic duets with partner Julian Riem and you’re set for a truly inspiring evening. 

Winner of many international prizes, Gromes has performed extensively throughout Europe in prestigious venues like the Tonhalle Zurich, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Konzerthaus Berlin and Konzerthaus Wien, and several composers have already dedicated cello concertos to her, including Valentin Bachmann and Mario Bürki.

A renowned soloist and award-winning pianist, Julian Riem has appeared with many of Europe’s leading orchestras. He is a passionate advocate of contemporary music and a sought-after chamber musician: in addition to his work with Raphaela Gromes, he is a member of the Munich Horn Trio and the Velit Quartet.

On this tour the duo will perform a new piece by Kevin Volans commissioned by Music Network.


Raphaela Gromes, cello       
Julian Riem, piano 


Wed 3 Apr St. Finian's Church, 23 Adelaide Road, Dublin 2 8pm , €20 / €15 / €10 01-4750224 Music Network
Thurs 4 Apr Curtis Auditorium, Cork School of Music 7.30pm , €20 / €15 / €10 / €5, on the door Cork Orchestral Society
Sat 6 Apr Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny 8pm , €15 / €12 074-9120777
Sun 7 Apr Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire 8pm , €20 / €18 / €10 01-2312929
Mon 8 Apr Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar 8pm , €17 / €14 094-9023733
Wed 10 Apr The Large Room, City Hall, Waterford 7.30pm , €17 / €15 (conc.) / €5 (students), on the door Waterford Music
Thurs 11 Apr National Opera House, Wexford 8pm , €17 / €15 053-9122144

Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924), Serenata for cello and piano in G minor, Op. 34, BV196
Giuseppe Martucci (1856-1909), Sonata for cello and piano in F-sharp minor, Op. 52
Kevin Volans (b. 1949), “cello:piano 2” in C Major (New Music Network Commission)
Gioachino Rossini (1792–1868), Une Larme, Theme and Variations for cello and piano
Gioachino Rossini (1792–1868), 3 songs from “Soirées musicales” (5. L'invito, 7. La gita in gondola, 8. La danza)
Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880), Hommage à Rossini
Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959), Variations on a theme of Rossini in D Major, H.290

Listen on Spotify

Max Reger: Sonate für Violoncello und Pianoforte in g-Moll Op. 28

Sonata for violoncello and piano in f-major, op. 6 Allegro con brio

Figaro-variations from Rossini's "Il barbiere di Siviglia"

"A truly exciting and brilliant delivery"

- The Strad [Gromes/Riem CD review]

"I was so impressed listening to the Gromes Riem Duo performing the Debussy Sonata"

- Yo-Yo Ma