News Round Up: Nathalia Milstein Solo Piano October Tour

26 October 2016

Audience Reaction:

"Stunning playing from 2015 winner of @DublinPianoComp by Nathalia Milstein for @MusNetIrl - catch this fab tour" Majella Hollywood, St. Ann's Church, Dawson Street

"She really proved herself to be a most worthy winner of the competition. She chose a wonderful programme, full of variety and musical interest and delivered a true 'tour de force'" David Mooney, St. Ann's Church, Dawson Street

"Not to be missed. Caught the opening night of the tour - stunning playing and musicianship. Roll on Waterford - Friday 7.30" Joe O'Farrell, St. Ann's Church, Dawson Street

"Mesmerising vivid pianism from Nathalia Milstein on the City Hall Steinway. Catch her @MusNetIrl tour tomorrow @TriskelCork @whazoncork" Cathy Desmond, City Hall (Georgian Large Room), Waterford

"@MusNetIrl @TriskelCork @DublinPianoComp Wonderful concert with Nathalia Milstein last night - thank you to all! #justwow" Sally O'Reilly, Triskel Christchurch

"Nathalia Milstein made this D sing last night amazing grin @MusNetIrl @TriskelCork #steinway @SteinwayAndSons" 


Previews for Nathalia Milstein's tour were carried by the Irish Examiner and Sunday Business Post newspapers, and were broadcast on Lyric Notes, The Blue of the Night on RTÉ lyric fm. Irish Country Magazine ran a competition for the tour, and three lucky winners received a pair of tickets each to a venue of their choice.

"Milstein gives a riveting performance of Gráinne Mulvey’s Interference Patterns, drawing on the lyrical style of the Liszt that preceded it, and also the intense energy of The Chase from the Bartók suite."

Jay Wilson of reviewed Nathalia's performance at St. Ann's Church, read the full review here. Reviews of other concerts on the tour were carried by Muster Express, Donegal News Derry People and the Waterford News and Star.


Programme notes:

For each of our tours, we commission influential writers to add flavour to our programmes. Classical journalist and reviewer Pat O'Kelly compiled the programme notes for the pianist's programme of Bach, Mozart, Bartók, Liszt and Ravel. Irish composer Gráinne Mulvey supplied a programme note on her piece "Interference Patterns".

"Interference Patterns is derived from an aspect of the scientist, John Tyndall's research into wave "diffraction"... I have structured this short piano piece on a "ground bass" as a loose representation of diffraction in the waveform."

Read the full notes here.



St. Ann's Church, Tuesday 11th October