Pianist Fiachra Garvey and violinist Mairead Hickey join forces to
present Melodic Masterworks as part
of the Limerick Concert Series 2023. Expect a beautiful programme of pieces by
Brahms, Debussy, Strauss and Deidre McKay.
No. 2 in A major for violin and piano, Op. 100
in G minor for violin and piano, L. 140
Deirdre McKay: "a quarter million miles from the moon"
in Eb major for violin and piano, Op. 18
Further Insights to Fiachra Garvey and Mairead Hickey:
Fiachra Garvey is a 1st prizewinner at the 2012 Jaques
Samuel Competition, London, Fiachra made his Fazioli Auditorium (Italy) and
Wigmore Hall debuts in 2013. He has also been a prizewinner at numerous other
competitions include the AXA Dublin International Piano Competition, EU Piano
Competition Prague (concerto finalist) and the 3rd Soirees-Concours Internationales de Piano a
Collioure, France (Audience award). The National Concert Hall Dublin
awarded Fiachra the “Rising Star” prize in 2011 which led to a number of solo
and concerto debuts.
Concerto appearances include the Janáček
Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, RTE Concert Orchestra,
Irish Chamber Orchestra, Cambridge University Symphony Orchestra, RIAM Symphony
Orchestra, Hibernian Orchestra and UCD Symphony Orchestra working with eminent
conductors including John Wilson, Duncan Ward, Theodore Kuchar, Stephen Bell
and Mihhail Gerts.
Irish violinist Mairéad Hickey isacclaimedfor
her captivating expression, soaring tone and fearless virtuosity. Her
natural ability to communicate sincerely, with beauty and integrity, entrances
a soloist Mairéad has performed with the RTÉ Irish National Symphony Orchestra,
RTÉ Irish National Concert Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe ,
Camerata Ireland and with conductors such as Christoph Eschenbach in some of
the major halls around the world. Her Carnegie Hall debut was described
as ‘…magical, penetrating to the
heart and soul of the music.’ (New York Epoch Times)
is the concertmaster of the Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire.
was Irish NCH Young Musician of the Year 2010 – 2012. In 2017 she was awarded a
Special Prize in the Berliner International Music Competition and the Manhattan
International Music Competition. She was awarded the André Hoffmann prize
at the Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad in January 2022 for her interpretation of the
world premiere performance of Wolfgang Rhim's 'Episode'.