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Programme 2017

  • SATURDAY 22 JULY 2017
    Schubertiade

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

    EVELYNE BRANCART & ARCHIE CHEN, piano

    ENTRY (€15 Suggested Donation)

    Archie Chen, Evelyne Brancart
    Programme:

    FRANZ SCHUBERT (1797 - 1828)

    Sonata for Piano Duet in C major, ‘Grand Duo’, D. 812

    Fantasie in F minor, D. 940
    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

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    Programme:

    The Piano Inside Out
    22 July - Saturday
  • SUNDAY 23 JULY 2017
    Classical Smackdown: Debussy vs. Prokofiev
    Today, vying for your attention, and your vote, are two of my absolutely favorite composers – Claude Debussy born in 1862 in France and Sergei Prokofiev born in 1891 in Ukraine. There could hardly be two composers from the turn of the 20th century who were more different than these two. This was a time when concert music really held high stakes – stirring people’s spirits to love, patriotism and violence, more than any other medium. Faced with a choice between such contrasting styles, perhaps you’ll be inspired to take a stand on behalf of your musical taste as well!

    12:00 NOON Dublin City Gallery
    The Hugh Lane

    FREDERIC CHIU piano

    ENTRY (€15 Suggested Donation)

    Frederic Chiu, piano
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    Programme:

    Round 1
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Suite Bergamasque
    Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)
    Three Pieces from Romeo and Juliet (1935)
    Public Merrymaking (arr. Frederic Chiu)
    Friar Laurence
    The Montagues and the Capulets

    Round 2
    Sergei Prokofiev 
    Sonata No. 3 in A minor, Opus 28 (1917)
    Claude Debussy
    L’isle joyeuse (1904)

    Round 3
    Claude Debussy 
    Rêverie (1890)
    Sergei Prokofiev 
    Toccata (1912)

    TBA

    7:00PM @
    Seminar

    TBA

    (ENTRY €10 General Admission, €5 Students)

    23 July - Sunday
  • MONDAY 24 JULY 2017

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

    Piano Masterclass

    ENTRY €5

    Eventbrite - Lance Coburn, piano | Masterclass
    Programme:

    STUDENTS
    TBA
    24 July - Monday
  • TUESDAY 25 JULY 2017

    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
    Titan of the Piano
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    The Dublin PianoFest is also proud to announce that this recital will be in aid of ChildVision, Ireland’s only Centre for Blind and Multi-disabled children who, for over 150 years have been working with families from all over Ireland to provide therapeutic care and residential services for children with sight loss and other significant disabilities, and we are honoured to support the vital work they do.

    Witness the astounding talents of one of the world’s greatest pianists while contributing to an incredible charity this summer.
    The Dublin International Piano Festival is proud to present Titan of the Piano in aid of ChildVision, this year’s prime Festival highlight, featuring Russian giant, virtuoso pianist Boris Berezovsky, who embodies the epitome of piano mastery, Berezovsky is considered to be one of today’s greatest living pianists. After a dazzling debut recital at London’s Wigmore Hall in 1988, he was awarded the gold medal in the 1990 International Tchaikovsky Competition at age 21 and has since played on the world’s most prestigious stages. His impressive discography has won numerous awards, including Record of the Year from the BBC Music Magazine. A not-to-be-missed event in Dublin this Summer, Titan of the Piano is guaranteed to enthral, performing an exciting and alluring programme of classics from around the globe.

    8:00PM National Concert Hall
    Main Auditorium

    BORIS BEREZOVSKY, piano

    25 July - Tuesday
  • WEDNESDAY 26 JULY 2017

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

    Piano Masterclass

    ORLA MCDONAGH piano

    ENTRY €5

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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

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    Programme:

    TBA
    26 July - Wednesday
  • THURSDAY 27 JULY 2017

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

    Piano Masterclass

    ARCHIE CHEN piano

    ENTRY €5

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    Programme:

    STUDENTS
    TBA
    Piano 2.0
    “Music is music” - is how Alban Berg responded to George Gershwin in Paris during the spring of 1928, as to why there was no distinction between what we consider “educated” music and “popular” music. Deutsche Grammophon recording artist, Francesco Tristano has endorsed this quote over the last decade with his work. Performing in Dublin for the first time, Tristano has mastered the combining of piano and synthesizer, amongst the scores of Johann Sebastian Bach, Frescobaldi, Rameau and others with the latest production and sequencing tools. Music is music regardless of its style; electronic or baroque, dance or avant-garde. Piano 2.0 is an energising synthesis of both languages - pianistic virtuosity and mind-blowing electronic textures. 

    8:00PM National Concert Hall
    John Field Room

    FRANCESCO TRISTANO, piano

    27 July - Thursday
  • FRIDAY 28 JULY 2017
    War & Peace

    1:00PM Dublin City Gallery
    The Hugh Lane

    GABRIELE BALDOCCI, piano
    ENTRY (€15 Suggested Donation)

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    Programme:

    BEETHOVEN/LISZT Symphony no. 5 in C minor, S. 464

    RAVEL
    La Valse

    KABALEVSKY
    Piano Sonata no. 3

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

    ENTRY €5

    Programme:

    STUDENTS
    TBA
    28 July - Friday
  • SATURDAY 29 JULY 2017

    10:00 - 12:00 Piano Academy of Ireland

    Piano MasterclassTBA

    ENTRY €5

    Programme:

    TBA
    29 July - Saturday
  • SUNDAY 30 JULY 2017

    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 5th 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. 

    30 July - Sunday

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PATRON: Michael D. Higgins
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