Music Network Presents Rachel Kolly d’Alba, violin and Christian Chamorel, piano (Switzerland)
25 February 2014
“Her electrifying intensity and deep involvement makes an indelible impact and feels like a throwback to the golden age of music making.” The Strad
“Time and again my jaw dropped at the passionate skill of her playing.” The Times
Brace yourself for the passion and fire of Rachel Kolly d’Alba, already touted as one of the best violinists of her generation, on tour with the award-winning Swiss pianist, Christian Chamorel from 8 - 15 April. Don’t miss these musicians of outstanding artistry, performing a programme entitled, ‘The French Connection’ with works by Fauré, Chausson, Franck, Ravel and Raymond Deane. 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 RTÉ lyric fm. Music Network is funded by the Arts Council. This tour is kindly supported by the Embassy of Switzerland in Ireland. Further information from (01) 475 0224 or www.musicnetwork.ie.
Violinist Rachel Kolly d’Alba is one of those very rare players whose ability to connect with audiences is such that it’s easy to overlook her sizzling virtuosity, honeyed vibrato and impeccable taste. A child prodigy who made her debut as a concerto soloist at the age of 12, she has been lauded both for her electrifying intensity on stage and her beautifully nuanced recordings of works by composers such as Saint-Saëns , Chausson, Gershwin, Ravel and Ysaÿe.
Rachel Kolly d’Alba’s impassioned playing has led to solo performances with many of Europe’s finest orchestras, including the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre de l’Opéra de Paris, WDR Cologne, Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla and the Rotterdam Philharmonic. For this tour she will be joined by the award-winning Swiss pianist Christian Chamorel, a much sought-after chamber musician and soloist who has performed at such venues as the Konzerthaus Berlin, the Palau de la Musica in Valencia and London’s Wigmore Hall.
The French Connection
Fauré: Sonata no. 1 in A major for Violin and Piano, Op. 13
Chausson: Poème, Op. 25
Franck: Sonata in A major for Violin and Piano
Raymond Deane: Petite phrase
Tour details here.