Highly acclaimed Irish pianist, Fiachra Garvey, returns to perform in front of Russborough House as part of Culture Night 2021.
1st prizewinner at the 2012 Jaques Samuel Competition, London, Fiachra Garvey, ARAM, has performed in venues from the Fazioli Auditorium in Italy to London’s Wigmore Hall. He has also been a prizewinner at AXA Dublin International Piano Competition (Brennan Prize and McCullough Bursary), EU Piano Competition Prague (concerto finalist), and 3rd Soirees-Concours Internationales de Piano a Collioure, France (Audience award). The National Concert Hall Dublin awarded Fiachra the “Rising Star” prize in 2011, which subsequently led to a series of concerto and solo debuts.
Concerto appearances include Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini with the Janáček Philharmonic, Tchaikovsky and Poulenc with the RTE National Symphony Orchestra and Cambridge SO, Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and Grieg with the RTE Concert Orchestra, Prokofiev no 3 with the RIAM and Grieg with the Hibernian Orchestra working with eminent conductors including John Wilson, Duncan Ward, Theodore Kuchar, Stephen Bell and Mihhail Gerts.
Recent highlights include the first classical recital at Google Dublin, a series of solo and two piano recitals in Japan, a tour of China including giving masterclasses at the Beijing Conservatory of Music, as well as appearances at Spoleto Festival Italy, Wexford Opera, Brighton Festival, West Cork Chamber Music Festival, Bridgewater Hall Manchester and The Geneva Festival, Switzerland.
Fiachra’s debut CD “For the Piano”, under the Lyric FM label “brings a deep and infectious enthusiasm, combined with insight and technical comfort.” (Sunday times). His second CD is a live performance from Wigmore Hall.
Fiachra is the Founder and Artistic Director of the West Wicklow Festival, Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Classical Vauxhall and sits on the board of the Dublin International Piano Competition. He is hugely grateful for the support he has received from the Arts Council (Professional Development Award 2020) and the Wicklow Arts Office (Artist Award Scheme 2020).
When not performing, Fiachra loves nothing more than returning home to help on the family farm with the yearly lambing, dipping, shearing, harvesting and all the other elegant and refined activities on the farm! Fiachra feels this makes him a more inspired and fulfilled musician.
Time: 7.30pm - TBCpm
Features: Family friendly / Wheelchair accessible
Address: Russborough House and Park, Blessington, County Wicklow, W91 W284
Phone: +353 45 865239
As part of Poetry Town, there will be an outdoor hour-long performance of poetry and music on the Culture Night Stage in Bray. The night will feature performances by strong female voices in poetry and spoken word, including Bray Poetry Town Laureate Kayssie K., poets Jane Clarke, Nell Regan and music by singer-songwriter Amy Barrett. The Town Poem written for Bray by Poetry Town Laureate, Kayssie K., will be unveiled at this event.
Time: 7.30pm - 8.30pm
Genres: Literature / Music / Performance / Poetry / Spoken Word
Features: Family friendly
Address: Bray Bandstand, Bray Seafront, Bray, Co. Wicklow