Kristan Swain and Máire Carroll both began their musical studies at a young age – eight and four respectively – and studied with distinguished musicians here (Colin Fleming, of the Ulster Orchestra, and John O’Conor, of the RIAM, among others) before continuing their professional training at the Royal Academy of Music in London.
Kristan has played with the Philharmonia Orchestra (as Guest Principal Flute), the Nash Ensemble and the London Sinfonietta, and has also performed for such dignitaries as President Mary McAleese and HM Queen Elizabeth II. Máire has performed across Europe, North America and Asia, and recently launched her debut solo piano album, ROADS. Their Mini-Fest programme is a tour de force of flute and piano music, culminating in Saint-Saëns’ exhilarating showpiece.
Liebermann Sonata for Flute and Piano, Op. 23
Barber Canzone, Op. 38a
Hammond A Triptych of Poems by Anthony Glavin
Widor Suite for Flute and Piano, Op. 34
Taffanel Fantaisie sur Françoise de Rimini
Messiaen Le Merle Noir
Saint-Saëns Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso