10 February 2010

“Chamber-music gold” MusicWeb International


[Daskalakis’] striking athleticism, musical insight, expressive embellishment and elegiac lyricism” The Strad


Music Network’s March baroque tour sees prize-winning violinist Ariadne Daskalakis go head-to-head with two of Germany’s foremost early music specialists: Markus Möllenbeck (cello) and Gerald Hambitzer (harpsichord). Daskalakis and Trio Vintage will perform a programme including works by J.S. Bach, Handel, Baltzar, Matteis, Geminiani and Biber that is sure to be “Chamber-music gold” (MusicWeb International). Music Network tours provide a wonderful opportunity to see some of the world’s foremost musicians at affordable prices in venues around Ireland, and are presented in association with The Irish Times and RTÉ lyric fm.  Music Network is funded by the Arts Council. Further information from (01) 671 9429 or

Daskalakis has been playing on period instruments since her time with the acclaimed Manon Quartet in the late 1990s, and often performs without a conductor following the traditions of the time. She has won many plaudits for her soulful playing, dazzling technique and astonishing ability to adapt her sound to suit different composers and periods. A featured soloist with orchestras such as the English Chamber Orchestra, the Cologne Chamber Orchestra and the Prague Chamber Orchestra, she has performed in many of Europe’s most prestigious chamber music venues.

The perfect foil for Daskalakis’ sparkling sound and rhythmic power, Markus Möllenbeck was for many years the principal cellist of the ground-breaking Musica Antiqua Köln under Reinhard Goebe and has also worked extensively with La Stagione Frankfurt and the Musiciens du Louvre. Gerald Hambitzer is one of most sought-after harpsichordists of his generation and has appeared on over 40 CDs. A long-term member of Concerto Köln, he is perhaps best known for his solo recordings of harpsichord concertos by J.S. Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach and Francesco Durante

On Tour:  Saturday 20th March, KILKENNY (The Castle, 8pm), Sunday 21st March, WATERVILLE (Tech Amergin, 8pm), Tuesday 23rd March, DUBLIN (The Coach House, Dublin Castle, 8pm), Wednesday 24th March, CLIFDEN (Church of Ireland, 8pm), Thursday 25th March, THURLES (The Source Arts Centre, 8pm), Friday 26th March, RAVENSDALE, DUNDALK (Anaverna, 8pm), Saturday 27th March, BRAY (Mermaid Arts Centre, 8pm).



J.S. Bach Sonata in G major for Violin and Basso Continuo, BWV 1021                            

Biber First Rosary Sonata in D minor                                            

J.S. Bach Concerto in D major (after Vivaldi) for harpsichord solo

Baltzar A Division on "John Come Kiss Me Now"              

Handel Sonata in A major, HWV 361

Matteis Ground in E major, Aria amoroso                                                                      

Biber Sonata Representativa             

Geminiani Sonata in D minor, Op. 5, Nr. 2 for Cello and Basso Continuo                   

Handel Sonata in D major, HWV 371




Music Network presents

Ariadne Daskalakis and Trio Vintage (US/Germany)

Baroque Tour

Tour dates: Saturday 20th March – Saturday 27th March 2010


Ariadne Daskalakis, baroque violin

Markus Möllenbeck, baroque cello

Gerald Hambitzer, harpsichord


“Chamber-music gold” MusicWeb International


[Daskalakis’] striking athleticism, musical insight, expressive embellishment and elegiac lyricism” The Strad


Sat 20th March, KILKENNY

Kilkenny Castle, 8:00 PM

Tickets: €15 / €10

Booking Tel.: 056 7761497

Promoted by Music in Kilkenny


Sun 21st March, WATERVILLE

Tech Amergin, 8:00 PM

Tickets: €15 / €12

Booking Tel.: 066 9478956

Promoted by Tech Amergin


Tue 23rd March, DUBLIN

The Coach House, Dublin Castle, 8:00 PM

Tickets: €15 / €10 / €40 (Family)

Booking Tel.: 01 6719429

Promoted by Music Network


Wed 24th March, CLIFDEN

Church of Ireland, 8:00 PM

Tickets: €12 / €10

Booking: Tickets on the door

Promoted by Clifden Arts Society


Thu 25th March, THURLES

The Source Arts Centre, 8:00 PM

Tickets: €18 / €16

Booking Tel.: 0504 90204

Promoted by The Source Arts Centre



Anaverna, 8:00 PM

Tickets: €18 / €5

Booking Tel.: 042 9371490

Promoted by Anaverna


Sat 27th March, BRAY

Mermaid Arts Centre, 8:00 PM

Tickets: €16 / €14

Booking Tel.: 01 2724030

Promoted by Mermaid Arts Centre




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