Rising Stars

Thursday 19th April 2018, 8:00pm

Rising Stars

Presented by The Friends of UCH

The UCH Rising Stars concert brings gifted, young Irish classical artists to the UCH stage, showcasing their considerable talents, through varied, popular, musical programmes of their own choosing.

This year’s six selected artists are Robert Finegan (Saxophonist), Corina Ignat (Soprano), Ellen Jansson (Piano), Robert McAllister (Bass Baritone), Emma Nash (Soprano) and Kevin Neville (Bass Baritone). Having been put forward by various renowned institutions including the Royal Irish Academy of Music, DIT Conservatory of Music, CIT Cork School of Music, Irish National Opera and Northern Ireland Opera, the successful artists were then chosen by a panel comprised of Sinéad Hope, Director of UCH, Lorcan Murray, RTÉ Lyric Fm, and well known Limerick tenor Owen Gilhooly.

Individual programmes on the evening will feature pieces by Strauss, Donizetti, Mahler, Mozart, Bizet, Bernstein and many more.

Once again UCH is delighted to welcome back Dearbhla Collins as accompanist on the evening. Regarded as one of Ireland’s finest and most versatile musicians, Dearbhla is a prize-winning solo pianist with a distinguished performing career both nationally and internationally. Rising Stars will be presented by Lyric Fm’s Lorcan Murray.

Robert Finegan       Saxophonist

Corina Ignat             Soprano

Ellen Jansson           Piano

Robert McAllister   Bass Baritone

Emma Nash               Soprano

Kevin Neville            Bass Baritone



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