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Clara Schumann Lunchtime Concert: "Sounds Secretly Coming to Life"

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Goethe-Institut Irland

37 Merrion Square East

D02 XK52 Dublin

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Lunchtime Concert in the Goethe-Institut on Saturday, 18 May 2019 at noon.

"Sounds secretly coming to life"

Deirdre Moynihan (soprano) & RTÉ Contempo Quartet

This year marks the 200th anniversary of Clara Schumann's birth and this special lunchtime concert features the premiere of a new arrangement of Clara Schumann's "6 Lieder, Op. 13" for soprano and string quartet, songs of love and intrigue in addition to quartets by R. Schumann and J. Brahms.

One of Ireland's foremost early music artists, Deirdre Moynihan's CD of Vivaldi Cantatas was released by, Naxos, to widespread critical acclaim with The Examiner describing it as a "rare listening pleasure" and International Record Review highlighting a voice "unfailingly beautiful in tone". She has performed as a soloist with, amongst others, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, Irish Baroque Orchestra and Irish Chamber Orchestra and and her career includes concerts in Canada, U.S.A, Israel, Brazil, Lebanon, Japan, China and throughout Europe.

The RTÉ Contempo Quartet is one of the most exciting and vibrant chamber ensembles performing today. They were appointed as Galway Music Residency’s Quartet in Residence in 2003 and RTÉ’s Quartet in Residence between 2014-2019. They have performed over two thousand concerts worldwide in venues such as Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall, Tel Aviv Performing Arts Centre and Geidai Tokyo. In 2018 the National University of Ireland awarded its members with honorary doctorates in recognition of their cultural work. The Quartet’s discography can be found on the Sony, Universal, RTÉ and HBO labels.

This concert in 37 Merrion Square marks the launch of a nationwide tour this May in Castlebar, Listowel, Calary and Wexford. Supported by the Goethe-Institut Irland. All welcome and admission is free but booking via Eventbrite is essential.

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