Mia Cooper, Katherine Hunka, Ioana Petcu-Colan & Helena Wood Book Tickets

Friday 28 April

Four of Ireland’s finest violinists – from the country’s most prestigious orchestras – together for the very first time in what promises to be a scintillating concert.

Presented by Music Network

Leader of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra since 2006, Mia Cooper is a highly-regarded chamber musician who has graced the stage with the Barbican Trio, Gould Trio, Brodsky Quartet, Fibonacci Sequence and Academy of St Martin in the Fields.

Katherine Hunka, leader of the Irish Chamber Orchestra since 2002, has collaborated with Murray Perriah, Joshua Bell, Nigel Kennedy and Anthony Marwood amongst others, while Ioana Petcu-Colan, Associate Leader of the Ulster Orchestra, has worked with artists as diverse as Martin Hayes, Arcade Fire, John Abercrombie and members of the Alban Berg and Vanbrugh quartets.

Completing this stellar quartet is Helena Wood, leader of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra. A seasoned performer on TV and radio, she has given numerous recitals at such prestigious venues as Wigmore Hall, Barbican Hall and the Royal Festival Hall.

Mia Cooper, violin
Katherine Hunka, violin
Ioana Petcu-Colan, violin
Helena Wood, violin


Rodion Shchedrin (born 1932)
Béla Bartók (1881-1945)
44 Duos, Sz. 98
(A selection from the collection)
Friedrich Hermann (1828-1907)
Capriccio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 2
Capriccio No. 2 in G Major, Op. 5
Ian Wilson (born 1964)
Quattro Stagioni
(New Commission by Music Network)
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
Concerto in G Major, TWV 40:201
i. Largo e staccato
ii. Allegro
iii. Adagio
iv. Vivace
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Adagio in C Major
(from Toccata, Adagio and Fugue, BWV 564, arr. by Mia Cooper)
Johan Halvorsen (1864-1935)
(after G.F. Handel’s Suite No. 7 in G Minor for Harpsichord)
Grażyna Bacewicz (1909-1969)
Quartetto per 4 violini
i. Allegretto
ii. Andante tranquillo
iii. Molto allegro
Niccolò Paganini (1782-1840)
Caprice in A Minor, Op. 1, No. 24
(Arr. by Skip Martin, adapted by Paul Frost)


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