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West Wicklow Festival 'Winter Weekend': Kristīne & Margarita Balanas

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The debut Irish performance from this Latvian superstar violin & cello duo. Part of West Wicklow Festival 'Winter Weekend', 12-14 November.

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Kristīne Balanas violin & Margarita Balanas cello

Latvian sisters Kristīne and Margarita Balanas are two of the most exciting and versatile artists of their generation. Known for their distinguished artistry and mesmerising stage presence, they have dazzled audiences all over the world in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Foundation Louis Vuitton, Royal Festival Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Philharmonie, Berlin.

Kristīne and Margarita have selected an alluring programme for their West Wicklow Festival performance. Including Bach’s famously visceral Cello Suite No. 1, Handel’s melodious Passacaglia, excerpts from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, Ravel’s stunning Sonata, and the Latvian composer Pēteris Vasks’ shimmering Castillo Interior, their performance will combine some of the most virtuosic and life-affirming works in the repertoire. We are especially delighted that the Balanas sisters will perform the world premiere of A Russborough Diversion, a new arrangement by Anne-Marie O Farrell, commissioned by the Festival.

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J.S Bach

Prelude, Sarabande and Courante from Suite No.1 in G major for cello, BWV 1007

Preludio, Loure and Gavotte en Rondeau from Partita in E major for violin, BMV 1006

Pēteris Vasks Castillo Interior

Anne-Marie O Farrell A Russborough Diversion (newly arranged commission)

Ravel Sonata for violin and cello

Handel Passacaglia (arr J.Halvorsen)

Vivaldi ‘Summer’ from The Four Seasons

“[A musician of] eye-popping virtuosity”
The Times on Kristīne Balanas
“powerful, delicate, intense and brilliant”
GLAM Adelaide on Margarita Balanas

Pre-Concert Dinner Offer at The Russborough Café

Saturday 13th November 5.30pm | €40 per person

You can now book a pre-concert dinner to enjoy as part of your West Wicklow Festival ‘Winter Weekend’ experience at Russborough. Our special dinner offer at The Russborough Café includes Prosecco and canapés on arrival, a choice of 2 main courses, dessert and a glass of wine.

For more details and to book, see the 'Add-ons' section on the Tickets page.


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Covid-19 Audience Safety Information

Patrons attending this concert may be required to provide a valid Covid Vaccination Certificate and photo ID on entry, subject to restrictions in place on the date of the concert. Masks must continue to be worn indoors until further notice.


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Each May and June, the flagship West Wicklow Chamber Music Festival brings the riches of wonderful artists from Ireland and abroad to West Wicklow, for the enjoyment of all. Russborough, one of Ireland's most historic and iconic Palladian houses, and St Mary's Church Blessington, are fitting venues, with their intimate surroundings, fascinating history and long association with music.

Our inaugural West Winter Festival “Winter Weekend” is taking place from the 12th-14th November 2021. We are so excited to finally be able to welcome everyone back to live performances this November with three fabulous concerts at Russborough.

West Wicklow Chamber Music Festival is a registered Irish charity No. 20155179.

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