I am delighted to have won the ESB Feis Ceoil Conducting Competition 2017 with the brilliant RTE Concert Orchestra, as well as winning the Séamus Crimmins bursary voted for by the orchestra’s members . The competition was held in Dublin at the RTE Radio Centre on Friday 7 April, and I’m looking forward to conducting the orchestra again in the Summer for a live broadcast on RTE Lyric FM.
Following a very enjoyable concert in Stavanger with James Fountain, I made my last trip to Norway for 2017 where I conducted Ila Brass Band in their Christmas Concert in Trondheim. I’m looking forward to 2018, when I’ll be returning to both Stavanger and Trondheim ahead of the Norwegian Nationals in Bergen in early February.
I’m very much looking forward to conducting Stavanger Brass Band on Sunday 26 November, featuring James Fountain as guest soloists (Principal Trumpet of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra). James will join the band to play Arutiunian’s trumpet Concerto amongst other concert items.
Mor details can be found by visiting the band’s Facebook page here.
The RTÉ Concert Orchestra is one of Ireland's foremost and most versatile professional ensembles, and it was a huge pleasure to work with them in Dublin for their lunchtime concert on Tuesday 15 August. It was also great to work with the brilliant cellist Richard Harwood, who performed beautifully in both Ravel's 'Pièce en form de Habanera' and Popper's 'Hungarian Rhapsody'. The orchestra's wind section was also on top form on Bizet's L'Arlesienne Suite no. 2. You can listen again to the broadcast by visiting here.
I'm looking forward to returning to Dublin for a concert with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and the cellist Richard Harwood on Tuesday 15 August 2017. The concert is at 1:05pm at the National Concert Hall, and tickets are available online here. The concert will also be broadcast live on RTÉ Lyric FM presented by Niall Carroll and can be streamed outside Ireland here.
Stanford: Shamus O'Brien Overture
Kennedy: Arbour Hill
Ravel: Pièce en forme de Habanera
Popper: Hungarian Rhapsody
Bizet: L'Arlesienne Suite no. 2