Fiachra Garvey. Photo: Press22

Dynamic duo perform classical feast digitally at Linenhall

THE Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar is thrilled to be hosting a special, digital performance of ‘Music Network presents Patrick Rafter and Fiachra Garvey’ via their on demand platform on Wednesday, June 30, at 7 p.m.

Violinist Patrick Rafter and pianist Fiachra Garvey join forces to present a stunning programme of music from France, Belgium and Ireland, with the broadcast available to view for 36 hours.

Performing a beautifully-ethereal programme, with works by composers Fauré, Franck and Ysaÿe, Patrick and Fiachra are individually stellar musicians making a significant mark on the international stage. Together, their performance on this digital tour promises to clear the very high bar that these young musicians have set for themselves.

“I'll get my coat!” cried Patrick Rafter when Maxim Vengerov phoned to invite him to study with him in Switzerland, and since then, Patrick's diary has been stuffed with performance dates with some of the most prestigious orchestras and conductors in the world. Kilkenny born, he swapped his hurl for a bow, and his swift rise to being one of Ireland's finest musicians is no surprise given his innate musicianship, his dazzling technique and his passion.

Fiachra Garvey, possessed of a maturity and profound understanding of his art, which when combined with his infectious enthusiasm for music-making, has already captivated audiences in concert halls across Europe and beyond - now’s your chance to enjoy his joyful music-making at home. The Sunday Times has written that he 'brings a deep and infectious enthusiasm, combined with insight and technical comfort to everything he performs'.

Alongside this sublime programme of music, viewers will hear from the musicians in interviews hosted by Music Network's CEO Sharon Rollston, and composer Emma O'Halloran will introduce her new work, entitled ‘To Turn in Circles’, in a short Composer Insight session during the broadcast.

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