1:00pm | €12/10
1:00pm | €12/10
For the third of the 6 Summertime Concerts at Triskel, pianist Fiachra Garvey presents an all-Rachmaninoff solo piano recital.
Fiachra Garvey – Piano
Rachmaninoff – 3 Nocturnes
Rachmaninoff – Sonata No.1 in D minor, Op. 28
First-prize winner of the 2012 Jaques Samuel Intercollegiate Piano Competition, London, Fiachra Garvey, ARAM, has performed in venues from the Fazioli Auditorium in Italy to London’s Wigmore Hall. He has also been a prize-winner at the AXA Dublin International Piano Competition (Brennan Prize and McCullough Bursary), the EU Piano Competition, Prague (concerto finalist), and the 3rd Soirées-Concours Internationales de Piano à Collioure, France (Audience Award). The National Concert Hall awarded Fiachra the “Rising Star” prize in 2011, which led to a series of concerto and solo debuts.
Concerto appearances include Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with the Janáček Philharmonic, Tchaikovsky and Poulenc Concerti with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and Cambridge Symphony Orchestra, Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and Grieg Concerto with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3 with the Royal Irish Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra and Grieg Concerto with the Hibernian Orchestra, working with eminent conductors including John Wilson, Duncan Ward, Theodore Kuchar, Stephen Bell and Mihhail Gerts.
Recent highlights include the first classical recital at Google, Dublin, a series of solo and two piano recitals in Japan, a tour of China including giving masterclasses at the Beijing Conservatory of Music, as well as appearances at Spoleto Festival, Italy, Wexford Festival Opera, Brighton Festival, West Cork Chamber Music Festival, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, and The Geneva Festival, Switzerland. Fiachra’s debut CD “For the Piano” under the RTÉ Lyric FM label “brings a deep and infectious enthusiasm, combined with insight and technical comfort.” (Sunday Times). His second CD is a live performance from Wigmore Hall.
Fiachra is the Founder and Artistic Director of the West Wicklow Festival, Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Classical Vauxhall and sits on the Board of the Dublin International Piano Competition. He is hugely grateful for the support he has received from the Arts Council (Professional Development Award 2020) and the Wicklow Arts Office (Artist Award Scheme 2020).
When not performing, Fiachra loves nothing more than returning home to help on the family farm with the yearly lambing, dipping, shearing, harvesting and all the other elegant and refined activities on the farm! Fiachra feels this makes him a more inspired and fulfilled musician.
Summertime Concerts Series
The Summertime Concerts Series is back with performances from thirteen musicians over six dates. Curated by cellist Aoife Burke, the series will feature concerts at lunchtime on Saturdays
Sat 17th July – 1pm: Matthew Berrill and Mike Nielsen
Sat 24th July – 1pm: Maria Ryan and Gabriela Mayer
Sat 31st July – 1pm: Fiachra Garvey
Sat 7th August – 1pm: Aoife Burke and Alexander Bernstein
Sat 14th August – 1pm: Paul Dunlea and Cormac McCarthy
Sat 28th August – 1pm: The Hifilutin Flute Quartet