Photos, Interviews, Reviews, Reaction: Joanna MacGregor

25 March 2015

The musical phenomenon that is pianist Joanna MacGregor brought an eclectic and engaging programme from spine-tingling renditions of Bach via Piazzolla and Thelonious Monk to Irish audiences in March 2015. In Cork, Dublin, Sligo, Castlebar, Dun Laoghaire, Waterford and Westmeath. Take a look at her journey!



"If you haven't seen her you must go! Wonderful night. Beautiful programme exquisitely delivered." - Paula Hughes, Dublin

"Thank you for a triumphant night at the Note-orious Joanna MacGregor" - Aaron Binchy, Dublin

"Wonderful concert tonight by Joanna MacGregor. Be sure to catch her during her Irish tour." - Real Smart Media, Dublin

"Great concert!" - Simon Grogan, Dublin

"Waiting for Joanna MacGregor at Pavilion Theatre, good mix of pieces, entertaining links, great sound…" - Martin Foyle, Dun Laoghaire

"Full house for Waterford Music concert in Large Room, Waterford tonight. Pianist Joanna MacGregor was just amazing." - Colm Long, Waterford

"Bravo Joanna MacGregor. We had a wonderful evening of piano music in Waterford."  - Waterford Music

"Smashing afternoon at JoannaMacGregor masterclass at Waterford New Music Week. Looking forward to Bach, Monk, tangos."  - Cathy Desmond, Waterford

"Inspirational, insightful masterclass with Joanna MacGregor." - Waterford Music


Goldenplec reviewed the first concert of Joanna's tour in Cork, noting "a great sense of freedom in the way she moves." Read the review here.

Pat O'Kelly of the Irish Independent saw Joanna perform in The Pillar Room, Dublin, recognising "a persuasive and powerful pianist." Read the full piece here.

Ian Patterson reviewed Moving on Music's Armagh concert for The Thin Air, saying " her energy is immense." Read it here.


Joanna spoke to the Irish Examiner's Alan O'Riordan before the tour kicked off, discussing her extraordinary career, connections between composers and her Irish roadtrip. Read it here.

“Unprecendented, unmatchable…unstoppable” - Dick O'Riordan of The Sunday Business Post previewed the tour, describing the composer, curator, conductor and teacher as "a dynamic international performer" who avoids "all borders, barriers, taboos or inhibitions when it comes to expressing her musicianship." Read the article here.


Photos of Joanna's first Dublin concert at The Pillar Room on 20th March. Photography by Emily O'Callaghan.






Georgian Large Room, Waterford (photo by Waterford Music):

Find out more about the tour here.