Music Network Presents Rachel Kolly d’Alba, violin and Christian Chamorel, piano (Switzerland)

25 February 2014

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25 February 2014
Music Network Presents Rachel Kolly d’Alba, violin and Christian Chamorel, piano (Switzerland)
“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.
Programme: 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
Ravel: Tzigane
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Music Network Presents
Rachel Kolly d’Alba and Christian Chamorel (Switzerland)
8 – 15 April 2014
Rachel Kolly d’Alba, violin
Christian Chamorel, piano
Programme: 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
Ravel: Tzigane
Tuesday, 8th April, DUBLIN 
The Pepper Canister Church (St Stephen’s), Mount St Crescent, Dublin 2
Start Time: 8:00 PM
Tickets: €18 / €13
Bookings: 01 4750224/www.musicnetwork.ie
Promoted by Music Network
Wednesday, 9th April, WATERFORD 
Christ Church Cathedral, Cathedral Square, Waterford
Start Time: 7:30 PM
Tickets: €15 / €12
Bookings: 051 858958
Promoted by Christ Church Cathedral Waterford
Thursday 10th April, CORK
Curtis Auditorium, CIT, Cork School of Music, Union Quay, Cork
Start Time: 8:00 PM
Tickets: €22/€14 (members) / €10 (concessionary members)
Bookings: tickets on the door
Promoted by Cork Orchestral Society
Friday 11th April, WEXFORD
St. Iberius Church, Main Street, Wexford
Start Time: 8:00 PM
Tickets: €15 / €12 / €5
Bookings: tickets available on door
Promoted by Music for Wexford
Saturday 12th April, LETTERKENNY
Regional Cultural Centre, Port Road, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal
Start Time: 8:00 PM
Tickets: €12 / €10
Bookings: 074 9120777 (An Grianán)
Promoted by Regional Cultural Centre
Monday 14th April, CASTLEBAR
Linenhall Arts Centre, Linenhall Street, Castlebar, Co. Mayo
Start Time: 8:00 PM
Tickets: €16 / €14
Bookings: 094 9023733 / www.thelinenhall.com
Promoted by Linenhall Arts Centre
Tuesday 15th April, DUN LAOGHAIRE
Pavilion Theatre, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
Start Time: 8:00 PM
Tickets: €16/€14
Bookings: 01 2312929 / www.paviliontheatre.ie
Promoted by Pavilion Theatre
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“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.

Programme:

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
Ravel: Tzigane

Tour details here.