Benjamin Appl and Gary Matthewman to host masterclasses with Irish musicians

04 November 2015

Baritone Benjamin Appl (an ECHO Rising Star and BBC New Generation Artist) is on tour this November, accompanied by pianist Gary Matthewman, with a programme including operatic arias, well-known songs, and a new work by Irish composer Marian Ingoldsby. As part of the tour, Benjamin and Gary will host voice and piano masterclasses with music students of the Royal Irish Academy of Music and DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama.

Observers are welcome for both masterclasses. If you are interested in attending as an observer, please secure your space here. Admission is free.

Tuesday 17 November 2015
Royal Irish Academy of Music, 36-38 Westland Row, Dublin 2
Benjamin Appl masterclass 2:30pm - 5pm
Gary Matthewman masterclass 6pm - 8:30pm

Benjamin will also host a masterclass for students of CIT Cork School of Music. Observers are welcome for this session.

Friday 20 November 2015
CIT Cork School of Music, Union Quay, Cork
Benjamin Appl masterclass 12pm - 2pm

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(DIT duos will take part in both masterclasses)

DIT Conservatory of Music students:
1. Aoife Gibney (soprano) and Adam Mc Donough (pianist)
    Sibelius songs from Op.37 (No.1,4,5)
    Strauss songs Op.27 (No.2,3,4)

2. Peter O’Reilly (tenor) and Kevin Corcoran (pianist)
    Henri Duparc: Le Manoir du Rosemonde
    Sergei Rachmaninoff: Zdes Khoroso
    Ludwig van Beethoven: An die ferne Geliebte (no. 5 and no. 6)

Royal Irish Academy of Music students:
Benjamin Appl masterclass
1. Leah Redmond  (soprano) and Oran Halligan (pianist)
    Schumann: Mignon (Liederalbum für die Jugend)

2. Hannah Traynor-Boyle (soprano) and Niya Morrissey (pianist)   
    Schubert: Das Abendrot

Gary Matthewman masterclass
1. Robyn Richardson (soprano) and Keith Stears (pianist)
    Bridge: Journey’s End or
    Mendelssohn: Hexenlied

2. Ruth Murphy (soprano) and Eadaoin Copeland (pianist)               
    Schubert: Gretchen am Spinnrade

For further information on Benjamin Appl's nationwide tour, please see here.