Thursday, 30th January, 2014
- Room: Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall
- This is a free event but places are limited so early booking is advisable
- Thérèse Fahy, piano
6.00pm: Ahead of the work’s premiere at New Music Dublin, composer Siobhán Cleary will be in conversation with pianist Thérèse Fahy, discussing and showcasing pianistic and compositional elements of her new work, Leda and the Swan.
7.00pm: Ahead of the work’s premiere at New Music Dublin, composer Raymond Deane will be in conversation with pianist Thérèse Fahy, discussing and showcasing pianistic and compositional elements of his new work, Legerdemain.
Part of Handprint, an exciting recital programme by Irish pianist Thérèse Fahy, born of the realisation that much contemporary piano music seems to be composed for pianists with large hands, to the exclusion of many female pianists. Thérèse has commissioned six major Irish composers to write new works for her, enriching the musical landscape by enhancing the piano repertoire with a highly innovative collection of piano pieces, the Handprint Collection, specifically designed for smaller hands – something which has never been done before.
Presented by Thérèse Fahy and the Contemporary Music Centre