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Programme 2016

  • SATURDAY 23 JULY 2016
    Hope & Remembrance
    Internationally acclaimed American composer and pianist Frederic Rzewski (pronounced zheff-skee) concert will be highly anticipated, with a highlight being the world premiere of a reworking of the traditional Irish ballad Foggy Dew, a piece specially commissioned by the festival directors and supported by Arts Council of Ireland funding to commemorate the 1916 Centenary.

    1:00PM Dublin City Gallery
    The Hugh Lane
    OPENING CONCERT

    FREDERIC RZEWSKI piano

    ENTRY (€19.16 Suggested Donation)

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    Programme:

    FREDERIC RZEWSKI (b. 1938)
    ‘Rising’ [commissioned work based on ‘Foggy Dew’] (World Premiere)

    The People United Will Never Be Defeated! (1975)

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    7:00PM Piano Academy of Ireland

    Piano Masterclass

    FREDERIC RZEWSKI piano

    ENTRY €5

    Eventbrite - Frederic Rzewski, piano | Masterclass

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    Programme:

    STUDENTS
    Ella Nagy - Chopin Ballade #4
    Heather Moore - Prelude & Fugue no. 8 in Eb minor, WTCI by Bach
    Jimmy Goeijenbier - Bach/Busoni Chaconne in D minor
    23 July - Saturday
  • SUNDAY 24 JULY 2016
    Poetic Nobility: Late Works of Chopin
    Recipient of this year’s Arts Council Artist Bursary and Artistic Director of the Dublin International Piano Festival & Summer Academy is set to perform a selection of Chopin’s late works. This concert is sure to be a treat for Chopin aficionados and is one of many highlights scheduled within the festival’s 2016 concert series.

    12:00 NOON Dublin City Gallery
    The Hugh Lane

    ARCHIE CHEN piano

    ENTRY (€10 Suggested Donation)

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    Programme:

    FREDERIC CHOPIN (1810 - 1849)

    Barcarolle, op. 60

    Three Mazurkas, op. 59

    Piano Sonata no. 3, op. 58
    I. Allegro maestoso
    II. Scherzo. Molto vivace
    III. Largo
    IV. Finale. Presto non tanto; Agitato

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    Can Music Change the World?
    Since the two compositions in Frederic Rzewski’s recital, The People United and Rising, both have to do with revolutionary events, his seminar will propose the following topic:  "Can Music Change the World?"  This is a subject that was fashionable in the 60's and 70's, became unfashionable in the 70's and 80's, and has now for some time become once again relevant, but in a different form.  One development, for example, is both noteworthy and difficult to explain: the disappearance of political song.  Political songwriters indisputably played an important part in the various movements of 50 years ago, but have now all but disappeared, in spite of the fact that revolutionary movements are everywhere observable.  Politically involved concert music and theatre has also diminished, if it has not completely disappeared.  

    7:00PM @MART
    190a Rathmines Road Lower

    Seminar

    FREDERIC RZEWSKI piano

    (ENTRY €10 General Admission, €5 Students)

    Eventbrite - Frederic Rzewski, seminar - 'Can Music Change the World?'

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    24 July - Sunday
  • MONDAY 25 JULY 2016

    10:00 - 12:00
    DIT Conservatory of Music & Drama, Rathmines

    Piano Masterclass

    ORLA MCDONAGH piano

    ENTRY €5

    Eventbrite - Dr. Orla McDonagh, piano | Masterclass
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    Programme:

    STUDENTS
    TBA

    03:00PM - 05:00PM
    DIT Conservatory of Music & Drama, Rathmines

    Piano Masterclass

    LANCE COBURN piano

    ENTRY €5

    Eventbrite - Lance Coburn, piano | Masterclass
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    Programme:

    STUDENTS
    TBA
    25 July - Monday
  • TUESDAY 26 JULY 2016

    10:00 - 12:00
    DIT Conservatory of Music & Drama, Rathmines

    Piano Masterclass

    ARCHIE CHEN piano

    ENTRY €5

    Eventbrite - Dr. Archie Chen, piano | Masterclass
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    Programme:

    STUDENTS
    TBA

    03:00PM - 05:00PM
    DIT Conservatory of Music & Drama, Rathmines

    Piano Masterclass

    EVELYNE BRANCART piano

    ENTRY €5

    Eventbrite - Evelyne Brancart, piano | Masterclass
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    Programme:

    STUDENTS
    TBA
    The Piano Inside Out
    DIPF presents an insightful seminar, which will explain the inner workings of the piano including the differences between the factory and hand built models, how one can properly assess a piano & how one should maintain it to keep it in optimal shape. A must see for all students & lovers of piano!

    7:00PM Piano Academy of Ireland

    Piano Seminar

    MARTIN WALSH piano technician

    ENTRY €10

    Eventbrite - Martin Walsh, piano | Seminar

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    Programme:

    The Piano Inside Out
    26 July - Tuesday
  • WEDNESDAY 27 JULY 2016

    10:00 - 12:00
    DIT Conservatory of Music & Drama, Rathmines

    Piano Masterclass

    EVELYNE BRANCART piano

    ENTRY €5

    Eventbrite - Evelyn Brancart, piano | Masterclass

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    Programme:

    STUDENTS
    TBA
    From Russia with Liebe
    Award-winning pianist and New Zealand native Lance Coburn will be transporting audiences to awe-inspiring heights with what is set to be a stunning performance of Tchaikovsky’s works for piano.

    1:00PM Dublin City Gallery
    The Hugh Lane
    LANCE COBURN piano

    ENTRY (€10 Suggested Donation)

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    Programme:

    PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY (1840 - 1893)

    Theme and Variations in A Minor, TH 121

    Potpourri on themes from the opera Voyevoda, TH 128

    Aveu Passionné, TH 148

    Dargomïzhsky’s Little Russian Kazachok Fantasia, TH 174 transcribed by Tchaikovsky

    From Weber’s Piano Sonata no. 1 in C Major, op. 24 - IV. Rondo - Presto ‘Perpetuum mobile’ transcribed by Tchaikovsky



    3:00PM - 5:00PM
    DIT Conservatory of Music & Drama, Rathmines

    Piano Masterclass

    ORLA MCDONAGH piano

    ENTRY €5

    Eventbrite - Dr. Orla McDonagh, piano | Masterclass

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    Programme:

    STUDENTS
    TBA
    Developing Piano Technique
    Belgian born & Indiana University professor, Evelyne Brancart, presents a helpful seminar explaining the physical elements involved in piano playing, and how one can work with their body in order to master their technique.

    7:00PM Piano Academy of Ireland

    Piano Seminar

    EVELYNE BRANCART piano

    ENTRY €10

    Eventbrite - Evelyne Brancart, piano | Seminar "Developing Piano Technique"

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    Programme:

    TBA
    27 July - Wednesday
  • THURSDAY 28 JULY 2016

    10:00 - 12:00
    DIT Conservatory of Music & Drama, Rathmines

    Piano Masterclass

    LANCE COBURN piano

    ENTRY €5

    Eventbrite - Lance Coburn, piano | Masterclass

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    Programme:

    STUDENTS
    TBA

    3:00PM - 5:00PM
    DIT Conservatory of Music & Drama, Rathmines

    Piano Masterclass

    ARCHIE CHEN piano

    ENTRY €5

    Eventbrite - Archie Chen, piano | Masterclass

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    Programme:

    STUDENTS
    TBA
    Sublime to Monumental
    In what will be the main performance of the Dublin International Piano Festival, award winning pianist Barry Douglas will perform two great works by Schubert and Mussorgsky in the main auditorium of the National Concert Hall. ‘Sublime to Monumental’ is hotly anticipated to be the main highlight of the festival’s concert series. Originally from Belfast, Douglas has enjoyed a stellar career since winning the Gold Medal at the 1986 Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition in Moscow

    8:00PM National Concert Hall
    Main Auditorium

    BARRY DOUGLAS piano

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    28 July - Thursday
  • FRIDAY 29 JULY 2016

    10:00 - 12:00
    DIT Conservatory of Music & Drama, Rathmines

    Piano Masterclass

    BARRY DOUGLAS piano

    ENTRY €5

    Eventbrite - Barry Douglas, piano | Masterclass

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    Programme:

    STUDENTS
    TBA
    Enchanting Elegance
    From Luxembourg, Jean Muller has been described by Gramophone as a ‘major talent.’ Following his initial training at the Conservatoire of Luxembourg, Muller continued his studies in various schools in Brussels, Munich and Paris. He has been the recipient of many prestigious international awards such as France’s Concour Poulenc (2004) and was most recently appointed Artistic Director of the Orchestre de Chambre du Luxembourg.

    1:00PM Dublin City Gallery
    The Hugh Lane
    JEAN MULLER piano

    ENTRY (€10 Suggested Donation)

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    Programme:

    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756 - 1791)

    Fantasia in C minor, k. 475

    Piano Sonata no. 14 in C minor, k. 457

    Piano Sonata no. 9 in D major, k. 311

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    3:00PM - 5:00PM
    DIT Conservatory of Music & Drama, Rathmines

    Piano Masterclass

    BARRY DOUGLAS piano

    ENTRY €5

    Eventbrite - Barry Douglas, piano | Masterclass

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    Programme:

    STUDENTS
    TBA
    29 July - Friday
  • SATURDAY 30 JULY 2016

    10:00 - 12:00 Piano Academy of Ireland

    Piano Masterclass

    JEAN MULLER piano

    ENTRY €5

    Eventbrite - Jean Muller, piano | Masterclass

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    Programme:

    TBA

    1:00PM Dublin City Gallery
    The Hugh Lane

    Pianomania! Family Fun Concert

    ETHAN USLAN piano

    ENTRY (€10 Suggested Donation)

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    Programme:

    ‘Red Hot Piano From Ragtime to Swing’

    Followed by Workshop
    Following an energetic performance of his favourite Ragtime and Jazz numbers, Ethan will present an educational workshop for pianists about the art of American popular piano styles from the early 20th century. He will also provide us piano lovers with a close up of the students of the DIPF Summer Academy as they are given the chance to learn the basics of jazz improvisation by playing duets with Ethan himself.
    30 July - Saturday
  • SUNDAY 31 JULY 2016

    12:00 NOON - 2:00PM Dublin City Gallery
    The Hugh Lane


    SUMMER ACADEMY STUDENTS piano

    ENTRY (€10 Suggested Donation)

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    Alumni Alight

    Programme:

    After a week of exciting and in-depth masterclasses and lessons, with some of the world’s leading pianists & educators, eighteen emerging and thrilling talents from around the world perform a programme of piano masterpieces.

    From Liszt to Ives, and Reger to Rachmaninoff, a rounded and varied programme of compositions will be performed; to complete an educational programme for these advanced piano students, and a truly exhilarating concert series.  

    A ceremony will take place after the performances, to celebrate the conclusion of the 4th Dublin International Piano Festival, and to congratulate the students and everyone involved for continuing to strengthen the DIPF as one of Ireland’s leading Piano festivals. 

    31 July - Sunday

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