Northern Lights Mini-Fest 2018

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Presented in association with Belfast International Arts Festival 2018

21/26/28 October 2018

Tickets will be on sale from 1 August 2018


Maggini Quartet

Sunday 21 October 2018, 7.30 pm
Harty Room, QUB

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We kick off this year’s Northern Lights Mini-Fest with one of the UK’s most distinguished ensembles, the Maggini Quartet, which was joined recently by young Belfast violinist Ciaran McCabe.

Formed in 1988, the Maggini Quartet is one of the finest British string quartets. Their acclaimed recordings have won international awards including Gramophone Chamber Music Award of the Year, Diapason d’Or of the Year and a Cannes Classical Award, and have twice been nominated for Grammy Awards. They are renowned for their interpretations of British repertoire, and include Britten’s Three Divertimenti in their Mini-Fest programme.

A founder member of the Cavaleri quartet (previous visitors to the Mini-Fest), Ciaran McCabe is active as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician and was previously a winner of the Arts Council’s Young Artists’ Platform.

Haydn String Quartet in A major, Op.20 No.6
Puccini Crisantemi
Britten Three Divertimenti
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Dvořák String Quartet No. 12 in F major, Op. 96 (‘American’)


Kirill Troussov (violin)

Cathal Breslin (piano)

Friday 26 October 2018, 7.30 pm
Harty Room, QUB

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Kirill Troussov is one of the leading violinists of his generation. Guided and mentored by Menuhin and Igor Oistrach, he has partnered some of the world’s greatest conductors (Marriner, Belohlàvek, Gatti) and musicians (Rachlin, Hope, Bashmet, Maisky, Leonskaja) and regularly appears at the world’s great concert halls and festivals.

Derry-born pianist Cathal Breslin has a growing international career as a soloist, accompanist and chamber musician. A former Fulbright scholar, he is co-founder and artistic director (with his wife, flautist Sabrina Hu) of the Walled City Music Festival in Derry –  now in its 10th year, having been established the same year as his first performance for BMS, back in 2008!

Their programme includes the Valse-Scherzo by Tchaikovsky, and violin enthusiasts and collectors of music trivia will love this extra note: Kirill plays the ‘Brodsky’ Stradivarius violin – the very one used to premiere the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in 1881!

 


David Quigley (piano)

Sunday 28 October 2018, 3.00 pm
Harty Room, QUB

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Pianist David Quigley is a stalwart of the NI chamber music scene. Co-founder of Newry Chamber Music with his sister, violinist Joanne Quigley, David is no stranger to NI audiences, and a regular contributor to the NI music scene as an accompanist, chamber musician, and soloist of distinction. Now based in Birmingham, he is a member of the piano faculty at Birmingham Conservatoire.

This concert promises something special  – not only David’s first solo recital for BMS, but also the launch of his latest CD, entitled simply Piano Nocturnes. It’s a wide-ranging collection featuring (naturally) works by the father of the nocturne, John Field, and its most famous exponent, Chopin, as well as nocturnes by Debussy, Grieg, Tchaikovsky, and Belfast composer Philip Hammond.

A gorgeous way to close this year’s Mini-Fest!