WWF: Patrick Rafter (violin) & Fiachra Garvey (piano)

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WWF: Patrick Rafter (violin) & Fiachra Garvey (piano)

Two of Ireland’s most outstanding musicians join forces for a programme Esposito, Ravel, Lekeu and Conor Linehan.

By West Wicklow Chamber Music Festival

When and where

Date and time

Starts on Wed, 17 May 2023 20:00 IST


Russborough House Russborough Blessington Ireland

Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

  • 2 hours
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Patrick Rafter violin / Fiachra Garvey piano


Esposito Sonata for violin and piano No.1 in G major, Op.32

Ravel Sonata for violin and piano No.2 in G major, M.77

Conor Linehan New Commission*

Lekeu Sonata for violin and piano in G major

Regarded as one of Ireland’s most outstanding musicians, international award-winning violinist Patrick Rafter has performed alongside some of the greatest performers in the world today, including Maxim Vengerov, Schlomo Mintz, Barry Douglas and John O’Conor.

Patrick will be joined for this concert by acclaimed Wicklow pianist Fiachra Garvey, who brings a “deep and infectious enthusiasm, combined with insight and technical comfort” (Sunday Times) to everything he tackles.

A brand new commission from Conor Linehan, written especially for this superb duo, forms the centrepiece of a wistful and lyrical programme that beautifully fuses styles, genres and cultures, from French café to American jazz and even Irish traditional music.

*Funded by the Arts Council's Commissions Award

About the organiser

Described by BBC Music Magazine as "One of the best chamber music festivals in Europe", the West Wicklow Chamber Music Festival brings exciting 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.

In 2023 the flagship summer festival takes place from 17-21 May, and the festival 'Winter Weekend' mini festival runs from 10-12 November.

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

From €21.35