Music Network presents: French cellist Emmanuelle Bertrand and recitalist Pascal Amoyel on tour

The celebrated cellist Emmanuelle Bertrand and acclaimed recitalist Pascal Amoyel will tour across Ireland from March 21-30.

Acclaimed for her technical prowess, ”haunting” lyricism and exquisite tone, Emmanuelle has performed as a soloist with the Flanders Symphony Orchestra, Moscow State Symphony Orchestra and Orchestre Symphonique du Grand Montréal amongst others.

Voted “Solo Instrumental Discovery of the Year” at the Victoires de la Musique in 2005, Pascal Amoyel has established himself as a pianist of note with an impressive career both as a soloist and a chamber musician, appearing with orchestras throughout Europe, America, Russia, Japan and China.

The duo have performed together for many years, garnering widespread acclaim from critics and audiences alike and in particular for the “wonderful singing quality” of their playing – the nuanced phrasing of Amoyel the perfect foil for the glowing tones and textures of Bertrand’s cello.

For their Irish tour, Bertrand and Amoyel will perform a programme of Romantic music by Fauré, Saint-Saëns, Liszt, and Brahms, as well as music by Irish composer Kevin Volans.

See full tour dates and programme below.

Full programme:

- Gabriel Fauré, Après un rêve, Op. 7, No.1

- Gabriel Fauré, Élégie, Op.24

- Camille Saint-Saëns, Deuxième Sonate, Op. 123 in F major

1. Maestoso, largamente

2. Scherzo con variazioni. Allegro animato

3. Romanza: Poco adagio

4. Allegro non troppo, grazioso

- Kevin Volans, for Bob

- Franz Liszt, Première Élégie, S.130

- Johannes Brahms, Cello Sonata No. 1 in E-minor, Op.38

1. Allegro non troppo

2. Allegretto quasi menuetto

3. Allegro

Full tour dates:

March 21 - Warrenpoint Town Hall, 8:00 p.m., £15 / £5 (children), Tel. 0044 28 30828632 or email to [email protected]/, promoted by Newry Chamber Music

March 22 - St. Ann's Church, Dublin 2, 8:00 p.m., €20 / €15(OAPs)/ €10 (students), Tel. 01 4750224/ , promoted by Music Network

March 23 - CIT Cork School of Music (Curtis Auditorium), Cork, 8:00 p.m., €20 / €15 / €10 at the door only, promoted by Cork Orchestral Society

March 24 - The Model, Sligo, 8:00 p.m., €20 / €10 (students on the night) Tel. 071 9141405/, promoted by Con Brio

March 26 - St. Iberius Church, Wexford, 3:30 p.m., €17 / €14 / €5 (students), Tel. 053 9122144 (National Opera House)/, promoted by Music for Wexford

March 27 - Station House Theatre, Clifden, 8:00 p.m., €15 / €12 at the door, Tel. 095 21699 (info only), promoted by Clifden Arts Society

March 28 - Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire, 8:00 p.m., €18 / €16, Tel. 01 2312929/

March 29 - Siamsa Tíre, Tralee, 8:00 p.m., €16 / €14 Tel. 066 7123055/

March 30 - City Hall (Georgian Large Room), Waterford, 7:30 p.m., Tel. €15 / €5 (students) at the door only, promoted by Waterford Music


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