Music for Galway and Galway 2020 present

Midwinter Festival: Beethoven

DATE 17 to 19 January
LOCATION Galway City
VENUE Town Hall Theatre
Ray McDonnell

Celebrating the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, Music for Galway’s Midwinter Festival continues its long-standing tradition of presenting a three-day weekend of themed concerts with musicians from Galway, Ireland and beyond. The festival will focus primarily on Beethoven’s early solo piano and chamber music compositions, featuring violin sonatas, string quartets, the quintet for piano and winds and the ever-popular septet.

This year, Music for Galway will be joined by the internationally-celebrated duo of Russian violinist Alina Ibragimova and French pianist Cédric Tiberghien. Their Sunday recital will culminate in a performance of  Beethoven’s Kreutzer Sonata, straying into the master’s glorious middle period. Tiberghien, no stranger to Galway audiences, takes centre-stage on Saturday night with an eclectic programme of variations for solo piano, while Galway’s own ConTempo Quartet will open proceedings on Friday night, joined by a stellar cast of colleagues from near and far.

Finghin Collins, Artistic Director
Contempo Quartet
Alina Ibragimova, Violin
Cédric Tiberghien, Piano
Aisling Casey, Oboe
John Finucane, Clarinet
Hervé Joulain, French Horn
Amy Harman, Bassoon
Dominic Dudley, Double Bass

Ireland, France, Russia,
Uk, The Netherlands

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