Sat. 27 Nov., 8pm
Tickets €23 / student rate: €10 (students must bring valid ID on the night)
This concert is taking place at Sligo Methodist Church, Wine Street.Buy Tickets
Con Brio is delighted to welcome internationally renowned pianist, Finghin Collins, back to Sligo.
After months of inactivity, Finghin takes to the road again this winter, embarking on an extensive national recital tour which he has named after one of the major pieces in the programme – Schubert’s Wanderer Fantasy. This is Schubert’s most demanding work for piano solo, which Schubert named after one of his own songs ‘Der Wanderer’ – music from the song appears in each of the linked movements of the piece.
The second half of the programme takes us on the day’s journey into night with a diverse range of pieces inspired by morning, evening and night, including the late Eric Sweeney’s homage to the ancient lighthouse at Hook Head in County Wexford, part of the Ros Tapestry Suite.
|J.S. Bach||English Suite No. 3 in G minor|
|F. Schubert||Wanderer Fantasie Op.15|
|Amy Beach||Hermit Thrush at Morn|
|Eric Sweeney||Evening: The Lighthouse at Hook Head|
|Liszt||Harmonies du Soir|
|Chopin||Scherzo No. 2 Op. 31|
One of Ireland's most successful musicians, Finghin Collins was born in Dublin in 1977 and, following initial lessons with his sister Mary, studied piano at the Royal Irish Academy of Music with John O'Conor and at the Geneva Conservatoire with Dominique Merlet. Winner of the RTÉ Musician of the Future Competition in 1994 and the Classical Category at the National Entertainment Awards in Ireland in 1998, he went on to take first prize at the Clara Haskil International Piano Competition in Switzerland in 1999. Since then he has continued to enjoy a flourishing international career that takes him all over Europe and the United States, as well to the Far East and Australia.