Raphaela Gromes & Julian RiemRaphaela Gromes - cello | Julian Riem - piano
|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
- Rossini - Soirees musicales: V. L'invito (Arr. for Cello and Piano)
- Martucci - Cello Sonata in F-sharp minor, Op. 52: III. Intermezzo. Andantino
- Offenbach - Hommage a Rossini, Fantaisie pour violoncelle et orchestra
- Martinu - Variations on a Theme of Rossini, H. 290
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