Fri 8 Oct 2021
8:00pm | €20/18
Fri 8 Oct 2021
8:00pm | €20/18

A captivating new duo featuring the celebrated Irish violinist Mairéad Hickey and the acclaimed French harpist Anaïs Gaudemard.

Like coffee and cake, fish and chips or Fred and Ginger, some pairings just can’t be topped. The exquisite combination of violin and harp is most definitely a match made in heaven, and no more so than in this new Music Network collaboration between Irish violinist Mairéad Hickey and French harpist Anaïs Gaudemard.

Celebrated for her captivating expression, soaring tone and fearless virtuosity, Mairéad Hickey’s natural ability to communicate sincerely, and with beauty and integrity has entranced audiences worldwide. Anaïs Gaudemard is recognised as a musician of exceptional talent whose mastery of her instrument alongside an ability to deliver extraordinarily expressive performances has won her widespread acclaim.

Featuring a beautiful selection of music by Bach, Saint-Saëns, Massenet, Viardot, Spohr (the inventor of the violin chin rest no less!) and a brand new Music Network commission, their programme will delight and enthral music lovers around the country.

Mairéad Hickey violin
Anaïs Gaudemard harp

Programme:

Louis Spohr Sonata Concertante in E-flat Major for violin and harp, Op.113 no.4
Johann Sebastian Bach Andante and Allegro from Sonata No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003
New Music Network Commission
Luigi Maurizio Tedeschi Elegia Op.22

Interval

Louis Spohr Fantasie in C minor, Op.35
Pauline Viardot Haï Luli!
Jules Massenet Méditation de Thaïs
Camille Saint-Saëns Fantaisie in A Major, Op.124

Reviews

“Hickey brought an amazing combination of gutsiness and ecstasy.” The Irish Times

“A beautiful programme with real gems for the harp, in exquisite performances by French harpist Anaïs Gaudemard.” Pizzicato

 

PLEASE NOTE: Patrons will need to be immune (fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 within the previous 6 months) or accompanied minors (under 18), in line with sectoral guidance. Patrons must present their Covid certificate (on their phone if possible) upon entry to the venue and will be asked to wear a mask during the performance.

 

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