ChamberFest Dublin 2022

ChamberFest

ChamberFest Dublin 2022

Founded in 2019 by the RIAM’s Head of Strings and Chamber Music, Sarah Sew, ChamberFest Dublin is rooted in the RIAM’s aim to provide high quality and meaningful performance experiences for students.

In today’s constantly evolving music world, collaboration and inventive exploration are vital skills for the next generation of musicians, and in the programming of ChamberFest Dublin 2022, students have played a key role in forming their own chamber groups, researching and choosing repertoire.

ChamberFest Dublin, one of the Royal Irish Academy of Music's flagship events, welcomes the return of audiences to venues across Dublin in 2022 for a feast of chamber music.  The festival features works by Beethoven, Haydn, Shostakovich, Dvorak, Debussy, Mozart and more, alongside contemporary works by Irish composers Amanda Feery and Jonathan Nangle and lesser-heard works by Amy Beach, Mel Bonis, Samuel Coleridge Taylor and Jan Dismas Zelenka. The programme explores themes of interculturality, a journey through Baroque Europe, and celebrates collaboration through 'side-by-side' performances with RIAM Faculty and the first performance under our new strategic partnership with Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris under the Ireland-France Joint Plan of Action signed in August 2021 during the visit of President Macron to Ireland. 

 

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ChamberFest Dublin 2022 runs from 25 April - 6 May.

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Opening Concert 
Royal Irish Academy of Music, 7.00pm 
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Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano in D Major, No. 1, Op. 12 

Jisun Min, violin; Adam Collins, piano

Beethoven: Duet No.1 in C Major for Oboe and Bassoon, WoO 27 

María Rojas, oboe; Marie Es-Salmi, bassoon

Brahms: Piano Trio in B Major, No. 1, Op. 8

Rachel O’Hara, piano; Erin Hennessey, violin; Peadar Ó Loinsigh, cello  

Early Evening Concert
Royal Irish Academy of Music, 5.30 pm  

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Bartok: Contrasts  

1. Verbunkos (Recruiting Dance), 2. Pihenő (Relaxation)

Shane Quinn, violin; Margot Maurel, clarinet; Rowel Friers, piano 

Brahms: 4 Duets Op. 61

Aimee Kearney, Soprano; Samantha Brady, Soprano; Doireann O'Carroll, piano

Shostakovich: 5 Pieces

MET Trio: Michael Noonan, flute; Tatyana Wearen, violin; Emma O'Brien, piano  

Beethoven: Piano Trio in D Major, No. 1, “Ghost”, Op. 70 

David Vesey, piano; Andre Stokes, violin; Martina Pilosio, cello

Coffee Concert
Royal Irish Academy of Music, 11.00 am
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Vassily Brandt: Country Pictures

Aoife Garry, trumpet; Grace Taite, trumpet; Jack O'Reilly, trumpet, Colm Byrne (Faculty), trumpet;

Reinhold Glière: Five pieces from Huit Morceaux, Op.39

Leila Clarke-Carr, violin; Xabier Extebarria Rodriguez, double bass 

Mauro Giuliani: Variations for violin and guitar, Op.24

Klaudija Antonia Đikić, violin; Alessandro Loro, guitar 

Mel Bonis: Suite en Trio, Op. 59

KeDeCi Trio: Ciara Corrigan-Margetts, flute; Kevin Meehan, violin; Dean Kelly, piano  

Luiz Bonfa: Black Orpheus (Arr. For four trumpets)

Erick Castillo, trumpet; Aoife Garry, trumpet; Grace Taite, trumpet; Jack O'Reilly, trumpet 

Interculturality

1 WML - The Windmill QTR, 12.00 pm
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Interculturality open with works based on folk tunes from Norway and the Eastern Cape of South Africa transformed into classical settings by the Danish String Quartet and German musician/writer Sören Sieg. Irish composer, Amanda Feery’s Give us the Night takes inspiration from abandoned nightclub spaces on a U.S. road trip, exploring patterns, timbres, and harmonies from early house music, a style with origins in Chicago and Detroit. Feery writes “What interests me most about these now-defunct spaces, is that they were some of the most inclusive, non-segregated, LGBTQ+-friendly spaces in the U.S.” American composer Steve Reich’s Mallet Quartet was co-commissioned by percussion ensembles across the globe – by four percussion groups based in Hungary, Canada, USA and Australia. The concert closes with a Pause, by leading Irish composer and RIAM faculty member Jonathan Nangle. Inspired by the idea of data glitches in both music and visual media – a snippet of music by early twentieth-century American composer Charles Ives is processed, rearranged and deliberately glitched, serving as a springboard to new material. Pause is performed by RIAM’s Ensemble Interforma joined by guest musicians from the Paris Conservatoire for an international collaboration promoting cultural exchange between France and Ireland.

PROGRAMME

Wood Works, Nordic Folk Tunes arranged by The Danish String Quartet 

Trad: Old Reinlender from Sønndala [3’] 

Rohan Harron, violin; Katie Mercer violin; Katie Ní Mhaoláin, viola; Sophie Ní Mhaoláin, cello 

Sören Sieg:  

Umlanjana (The Small Stream) 

Isiwilili Sabantwana (Children’s Bustle) [5’] 

Sióga: Dáire Ní Chonaill, recorder; Rachel Nolan, flute 

Amanda Feery: Give Us the Night [11’]

Steve Reich: Mallet Quartet [16’]

RIAM Percussion Ensemble: Chi Hui Ho, Emily Gatchell, Jun Bo Fu, Chris Brady  

Jonathan Nangle: Pause [10’] 

Ensemble Interforma 

Sarah Sew, violin/director (Faculty); Ayane Kawamura, violin (Paris Conservatoire); Jisun Min, violin; Erin Hennessey, violin; Paul-Julian Quillier, viola (Paris Conservatoire); Marta Garcia Villalobos, viola; Arthur Huele, cello (Paris Conservatoire); Peadar Ó Loinsigh, cello; Alex Felle, double bass 

 

Early Evening Concert

Organ Room, Royal Irish Academy of Music, 5:30 pm
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Telemann: Sonata for Two Recorders in C Major, TWV40:103

Krahmer: Rondo: Allegro 

Sióga: Dáire Ní Chonaill, recorder; Rachel Nolan, flute 

Fuchs: Duo for Violin and Clarinet, No.1, 1st Mvt, Op.14

Megan Churcher, violin; Margot Maurel, clarinet 

Mozart: Sonata for Piano and Violin in A, K.305

Eva Paturyan, violin; Brian Dietlmeier, piano

Doppler: Andante and Rondo in A Major, Op. 25

MET Trio: Michael Noonan, flute; Tatyana Wearen, violin; Emma O'Brien, piano

Lunchtime Concert 
St Stephen’s Church “The Pepper Canister”, 1.00 pm 
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Haydn: String Quartet in G major, No. 1, Op. 76

Eva Paturyan, violin; Jasmin Gallagher, violin; Colla McParland, viola; Doireann Ní Aodáin, cello

Beethoven: Trio in G Major, No. 1, Op. 9

Elizabeth Ní Mhaoláin, violin; Katie Ní Mhaoláin, viola; Sophie Ní Mhaoláin, cello

Mozart: String Quartet in C Major, “Dissonance”, K. 465, 1st and 2nd Mvts

Shane Quinn, violin; Elizabeth Ní Mhaoláin, violin; Elena Ryan, viola; Doireann Ní Aodáin, cello

Tchaikovsky: Adagio Molto for Strings and Harp E-flat Major, TH158; ČW326 

Britten: “Playful Pizzicato” from Simple Symphony, Op. 4

Megan Churcher, violin; Jasmin Gallagher, violin; Rohan Harron, violin; Xinyi Hu, violin; Katie Mercer, violin; Elizabeth Ní Mhaoláin, violin; Juan Jose Nunez, violin; Eva Paturyan, violin; Shane Quinn, violin; Katie Ní Mhaoláin, viola; Elena Ryan, viola; Doireann Ní Aodáin, cello; Sophie Ní Mhaoláin, cello; Giulio Bryant, Harp; Joanne Quigley McParland, violin (Faculty) 

Exchange – Collaborate – Side-by-Side
St Stephen’s Church “The Pepper Canister”, 5.03 pm 
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Exchange – Collaborate – Side-by-Side presents works by Zelenka, Dvorak and Coleridge Taylor with students and faculty playing alongside each other as colleagues. This format is one of music making’s most inspirational — students learn in real life contexts of playing beside an established professional and, for faculty, there is nothing quite like the energy and enthusiasm that comes from young colleagues playing repertoire for the very first time.

Zelenka: Trio Sonata in F Major, No. 5, ZWV 181

Matthew Manning, oboe (Faculty), María Rojas, oboe; Marie Es-Salmi, bassoon; David Adams, continuo (Faculty) 

Dvorak: String Quintet in G Major, No. 2, 1st Mvt, Op. 77

Klaudija Antonia Đikić, violin; Megan Churcher, violin; Natalia Jaworek, viola; Martina Pilosio, cello; Dominic Dudley, double bass (Faculty) 

Coleridge Taylor: Clarinet Quintet in F Sharp Minor, Op. 10 

John Finucane, clarinet (Faculty), Jisun Min, violin; Erin Hennessey, violin; Marta Garcia Villalobos, viola; Matilde Lotti, cello

String Quartet Masters
St Finian's Lutheran Church, 1.00 pm
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Beethoven: String Quartet in F Major, No. 1, 1st and 2nd Mvts, Op. 18

Jisun Min, violin; Erin Hennessey, violin; Marta Garcia Villalobos, viola; Matilde Lotti, cello

Haydn: String Quartet in Bb Major, No. 4, "Sunrise", 2nd Mvt, Op. 76

Beethoven: String Quartet in C Minor, No. 4, 1st Mvt, Op. 18

Rohan Harron, violin; Katie Mercer violin; Katie Ní Mhaoláin, viola; Sophie Ní Mhaoláin, cello

Shostakovich: String Quartet in C Minor, No. 8, Op. 110 

Natalia Jaworek, violin; Tatyana Wearen, violin; Marta Garcia Villalobos, viola; Peadar Ó Loinsigh, cello

Journey through Baroque Europe
St Finian's Lutheran Church, 5.30 pm
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England 

Byrd: The Earle of Oxford's Marche from Fitzwilliam Virginal Book

Erick Castillo, trumpet; Aoife Garry, trumpet; Grace Taite, trumpet; Jack O'Reilly, trumpet

Germany 

Fasch: Quattro Sonata in B-flat Major, FaWV N:B1 

Leila Clarke-Carr, baroque violin; Dáire Ní Chonaill, recorder; Laoise Mc Mullen, harpsichord; Ziming Dong, oboe

Italy  

Castello: Sonata Terza A Due, Soprani

Uccellini: Aria Sopra La Bergamesca No. 24, Op. 3

Leila Clarke-Carr, baroque violin; Erin Hennessey, baroque violin; David Adams, harpsichord (Faculty) 

France 

Telemann: Quartet in G Major, No. 1, “Paris”, TWV 43:G1 

Kevin Meehan, baroque violin; Michael Noonan, traverso flute; Peadar Ó Loinsigh, baroque cello; David Adams, harpsichord (faculty) 

Spain 

Telemann: Selections from Burlesque de Quixotte in G Major, TWV 55:G10

Kevin Meehan, violin; Elizabeth Ní Mhaoláin, violin; Colla McParland, violin; Xinyi Hu, violin; Katie Ní Mhaoláin, viola; Sophie Ní Mhaoláin, cello; Katie Mercer, harpsichord 

Final Impressions – Debussy’s Late Sonatas
Royal Irish Academy of Music (Organ Room), 1.00 pm
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Debussy: Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor, L. 135 

Sophie Ní Mhaoláin, cello; Katie Mercer, piano

Debussy: Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp in F Major, L. 137 

Kim O’Brien, flute; Katie Ni Ní Mhaoláin, viola, Giulio Bryant, harp

Debussy: Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor, L. 140

Rohan Harron, violin; Johanna Dietz, piano

Early Evening Concert
Royal Irish Academy of Music (Organ Room), 5.30 pm
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Giles Farnaby: Fancies, Toys and Dreams

Claude Debussy: Girl with the Flaxen Hair (Arr. For Brass Quintet)

Erick Castillo, trumpet; Nathan McDonnell, trumpet; Daniel Boon, trombone, Adam Buttimer, tuba, Cormac Ó hAodáin (faculty), French horn

Julius Klengel: Theme and Variations for 4 cellos in G Major, Op. 28

Peadar Ó Loinsigh, Sophie Ni Mhaolain, Doireann Ní Aodáin, Martin Johnson, (Guest Faculty) 

Kevin McKee: Vuelta Del Fuego (Ride of Fire)

Erick Castillo, trumpet; Nathan McDonnell, trumpet; Peter Mullen, French horn; Daniel Boon, trombone, Adam Buttimer, tuba

Andrea Rellini: Temporimasto

Pirates of the Caribbean (Arr. for Cello Quartet

Peadar Ó Loinsigh, Sophie Ní Mhaoláin, Doireann Ní Aodáin, Martin Johnson (Guest Faculty) 

 

Closing Concert 
Royal Irish Academy of Music (Organ Room), 7.00pm
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Beethoven: Sonata for Cello and Piano in G Minor, No. 2, Op. 5

Peadar Ó Loinsigh, cello; Laoise McMullin, piano

Schoenberg: Chamber Symphony No.1 in E major, Op. 9 (Arr. By Webern)

Meadhbh O'Rourke, flute; Patrick Burke, clarinet; Aileen Cahil, piano; Erin Hennessey, violin; Peadar Ó Loinsigh, cello

Amy Beach: Piano Trio in A Minor, Op. 150

Erin Hennessey, violin; Matilde Lotti, cello; Kalle Peura, piano