International Festival of Chamber Music 2015

Classical Connections
20-22 February 2015

 

michael-collins200x200Michael Collins Clarinet Masterclass

FRIDAY 20 FEBRUARY 2015 AT 1.10 PM
Elmwood Hall, QUB

Featuring young clarinetists Bethany Simpson and William Curran.
With Ruth McGinley, piano

“…one of the best clarinetists walking the planet…”
The Times


rsq200x150Royal String Quartet

FRIDAY 20 FEBRUARY 2015 AT 7.30PM
Great Hall, QUB

Mozart String Quartet no. 17 in B flat, K.458 (‘The Hunt’)
Grażyna Bacewicz Quartet no. 4
Schubert String Quartet no. 14 in D minor, D.810 (‘Death and the Maiden’)

“…brimming with musical intelligence and finesse.”
The Strad


brian-keenan200x170Chamber Babies
Live Classical Music for Little Listeners

SATURDAY 21 FEBRUARY 2015
10.30 AM and 11.30 AM
Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast

Walk, sway, crawl, roll, dance, or just chill out to a careful selection of short classical pieces designed to engage and enchant the youngest listeners (and their mums and dads).
Designed specifically for babies up to 18 months old.

Brian Keenan Guitar


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piatti-quartet200x150Piatti String Quartet
and Michael Collins Clarinet

SATURDAY 21 FEBRUARY 2015 AT 1.30PM
Great Hall, QUB

Dvořák String Quartet in G, op. 106
Mozart Clarinet Quintet in A, K.581

“Four brilliant young musicians, passionate about what they do and eager to share their passion with their audience…”
Farnham Herald


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Photo credit Hanya Chlala

Kungsbacka Piano Trio

SATURDAY 21 FEBRUARY 2015 AT 7.30PM
Great Hall, QUB
Pre-concert talk at 6.30pm

Suk Elegie op. 23
Kevin O’Connell New work
Fauré Piano Trio in D minor op. 120
Schubert Piano Trio no. 2 in E flat, D.929

“..is there a better trio ensemble in Western Europe?”
The Strad


QUB_sca175Student Showcase Recital

SUNDAY 22 FEBRUARY 2015 AT 11.30AM
Elmwood Hall, QUB

Free admission

Presented in association with Queen’s University School of Creative Arts, featuring final-year and postgraduate performers.


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Photo credit Marco Borggreve

Alexander Melnikov Piano

SUNDAY 22 FEBRUARY 2015 AT 3.00PM
Great Hall, QUB

 

Schubert Fantasie in C, D.760 (‘Wanderer’)
Brahms 7 Fantasies, op. 116
Schumann Symphonic Etudes, op. 13

“…unfaltering assurance and dazzling virtuosity.”
Gramophone


The 2015 International Festival was supported by:

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