Performed by Dr Fionnuala Moynihan at Triskel Christchurch January to May 2017
Mozart is brought to life at Triskel Christchurch in 2017 with a five date concert recital series by Dr Fionnuala Moynihan launching on the 27th of January, the composers 261st birthday. The first person to perform the complete piano sonatas of Mozart in their entirety in Cork, Fionnuala is delighted return to her hometown to perform four Friday lunchtime concerts from January until April and an evening finale concert in May which includes Mozarts fantasy in C minor.
Lunchtime €10 / Evening €15 full or €12 concession
Season Tickets €40 if purchased before Christmas / €50 in 2017
Lunchtime loyalty offer Student offer – Purchase three concerts get complimentary ticket for fourth
Programme Order For Each Recital
Recital no.1 January 27th:
Sonata no.1 in C major K.279
Allegro. Andante. Allegro.
Sonata no.2 in F major K.280
Allegro assai. Adagio. Presto.
Sonata no.3 in B flat major K.281
Allegro. Andante amoroso. Rondeau, allegro.
Sonata no.4 in E flat major K.282
Adagio. Menuetto. Allegro.
Recital no.2 February 17th:
Sonata no.5 in G major K.283
Allegro. Andante. Presto.
Sonata no.6 in D major K.284
Allegro. Rondeau en polonaise, andante. Andante (Tema con variazioni)
Sonata no.7 in C major K.309
Allegro con spirito. Andante un poco adagio. Rondeau, allegretto grazioso.
Recital no.3 March 24th:
Sonata no.8 in D major K.311
Allegro con spirito. Andante con espressione. Rondeau, allegro.
Sonata no.9 in A minor K.310
Allegro maestoso. Andante cantabile con espressione. Presto.
Sonata no. 10 in C major K.330
Allegro moderato. Andante cantabile. Allegretto.
Recital no.4 April 14th:
Sonata no.11 in A major K.331
Andante grazioso. Menuetto e trio. Allegretto (Alla Turca)
Sonata no.12 in F major K.332
Allegro. Adagio. Allegro assai.
Sonata no.13 in B flat major K.333
Allegro. Andante cantabile. Allegretto grazioso.
Recital no.5 May 19th (Evening Finale)
Fantasy in C minor K.475
Sonata no.14 in C minor K.457
Allegro molto. Adagio. Allegro assai.
Sonata no.15 in F major K.533
Allegro. Andante. Rondeau, allegretto.
Sonata no.16 in C major K.545
Allegro. Andante. Rondo.
Sonata no.17 in B flat major K.570
Allegro. Adagio. Allegretto.
Sonata no.18 in D major K.576
Allegro. Adagio. Allegretto.
BIOGRAPHY OF DR. FIONNUALA MOYNIHAN
Dr. Fionnuala Moynihan completed her doctorate in Music Performance at the Royal Irish Academy of Music where she studied with Dr. John O’Conor and Professor Reamonn Keary. She is the first person to be awarded a Doctorate in Music Performance from the Royal Irish Academy of Music and the Dublin City University. Fionnuala began her piano studies at the Cork School of Music where she studied with Eleanor Malone. In 2001 she received her Honours Bachelor of Music degree from the Birmingham Conservatoire where she studied with Irish pianist/composer Philip Martin. She graduated with the Graduate award for pianists and the prestigious Weingarten scholarship enabling her to commence her studies at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest. From 2001-2004 Fionnuala studied with Professors Kornél Zempleni and Balazs Szokolay at the Franz Liszt Academy after which she returned to Ireland where she was awarded her Masters of Music degree from the Royal Irish Academy of Music and Dublin City University. Fionnuala also studied at the Paris Conservatoire from 1999-2000 where she studied with Madame Brigitte Engerer and at the Aspen Music Festival and School where she studied with Yoheved Kaplinsky.
Fionnuala is widely acknowledged as one of Ireland’s leading pianists. She has a particular affinity with the works of both baroque and classical composers. In February 2009 she performed Bach’s Goldberg Variations to critical acclaim in the John Field Room of the National Concert Hall, Dublin and in November 2012 was invited by the prestigious Ardee Baroque Festival to perform both the Goldberg Variations and the Aria Variata in A minor. Fionnuala performed the Complete Piano Sonatas of Mozart in the Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin, in a series of five recitals which ran from February to June 2010. She is the only pianist to have undertaken the formidable challenge of performing this cycle in its entirety in Ireland. In February 2014 she completed another monumental project – to jointly perform ‘The Complete Piano Sonatas of Haydn’, a series of twelve recitals over two years.
Fionnuala has been awarded many prizes both at home and abroad including a Bank of Ireland Millennium Scholarship, the prestigious Maura Teissier Bursary and the Rena Menasche Award from the Tel-Hai Piano Masterclass series held in Israel. She was awarded the John Field Prize at the 2009 AXA Dublin International Piano Competition.
“Moynihan's love for this genre - she performed the complete Mozart works at the Hugh Lane three years ago - is palpable, and she plays with a lightness of touch and enchanting freshness that captures the rapidly shifting colours of the short works”. -Sunday Business Post, Dick O’ Riordan, 24-11-2-13.
“Her best playing came in the Trio of an unfinished Sonata in D, which she approached in an expressively probing way, almost as if she were playing a chromatic passage in a Fantasia by Mozart”.
The Irish Times, Michael Dervan,20-11-2013
“I only got through a track or three of The Ivory Lady before I knew I would review it…. It will placate and refresh a restless soul. Fionnuala Moynihan’s Ivory Lady is a Top Shelf Selection”.
Irish American News, John O’Brien , Jr. May 2015
What better way to start the year than a getting to know Mozart through his sonatas on your Friday lunch-break?