Chamber Babies 2014

Live Classical Music for Little Listeners


jonathan-irynaSaturday 15 February 2014
Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast

10.00 am & 11.00 am

Jonathan Johnston (flute)
Iryna Johnston (piano)


Saturday 24 May 2014
Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast

10.30 am & 11.30 am

Alan McClure (violin)
Jonathan Rea (piano)

alan-mcclureAlan McClure grew up in Ballymena and began learning the violin at the age of 14 after hearing Beethoven’s violin concerto – he went on to perform the piece both in Ireland and in the USA. Alan works with many distinguished orchestras in Ireland, the UK and the USA and currently performs chamber music with the Ireland String Quartet. A fluent improviser in many styles including jazz and rock, he is also in demand as a session musician. His teaching was recently featured in BBC2’s documentary Composer Yourself where he helped some beginner players prepare for a performance with Camerata Ireland.


jonathan-reaJonathan Rea studied music at Cambridge University. He then spent 15 wonderful years teaching music in Bangor Grammar School before beginning a new career as a freelance musician. He is now active as a conductor, pianist, composer and producer, with a wide range of clients including BBC and RTÉ. He has produced and conducted commercial recording sessions with the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra as well as several more intimate albums with local performers.



Saturday 1 November 2014
Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast

10.30 am & 11.30 am

Kim Vaughan (cello)

kim-vaughanKim Vaughan was born in Derry, Northern Ireland. She studied at the RNCM with Kim Dinitzen, Emma Ferrand and Gregor Horsch. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the Bank of Ireland Millennium Scholars Trust, and the Arts Council of Northern Irelands Young Artist Platform which led to a concerto performance with the Ulster Orchestra broadcast on BBC NI. She is artistic director of Quercus Ensemble and proud to be involved in the cultural celebrations leading up to Derry’s year as UK city of culture 2013. Kim plays an English cello by Thomas Smith c.1760.