Claudia Boyle and Finghin Collins

Claudia Boyle and Finghin Collins

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Claudia Boyle and Finghin Collins

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“Loss, Love and Laughter”.

A post-pandemic recital celebrating human resilience, strength and compassion, and reflecting on the shared experiences of longing, grief, hope and enduring love; an exquisite evening of opera, piano and song, featuring composers Mozart, Schubert, Strauss, Brahms and Verdi.

Claudia Boyle has secured her stellar reputation on the world-wide stage as one of the finest Irish opera singers of her generation. She has recently returned from making her debut for Opéra National de Paris, singing the role of Dede in Bernstein’s A Quiet Place, conducted by Kent Nagano and directed by Krzysztof Warlikowski. Besides her busy opera career, her blossoming concert career has taken her to Tokyo, Sao Paolo and Ankara.

One of Ireland’s most successful musicians, having won several awards in Ireland at the start of his career, Finghin Collins went on to take first prize at the Clara Haskill International Piano Competition in Switzerland in 1999. Since then he has continued to enjoy a flourishing international career that takes him all over Europe and the United States, as well as to the far East and Australia, while continuing in his roles as Artistic Director of the New Ross Piano Festival and Music for Galway.

Finghin is also co-founder and co-artistic director of the International Master Course at Dublin’s National Concert hall, together with violinist, Gwendolyn Masin. In October 2017, he was conferred with an honorary Degree of Doctor of Music by the National University of Ireland, in recognition of his outstanding achievements.

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