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Posted 07/04/2018

Soirée Musicale with Thérèse Fahy

Date: 10/03/2019

Time: 8pm

Cost: €18 / €9

Ticket type: Book Online






Venue: Old St. Mary’s Church

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‘Soirée Musicale’ pairs the PRISM Ensemble, a chamber music group featuring String Section Leaders of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra with one of Ireland’s foremost pianists and a specialist in French music, Thérèse Fahy (piano).  The concert will feature solo and chamber music by 19th- and early 20th-century French composers including Cécile Chaminade and Germaine Tailleferre, before finishing with one of the series highlights, Louise Farrenc’s virtuosic Piano Quintet No.1


Dublin-born Thérèse Fahy, one of Ireland’s foremost pianists, enjoys an active performing and teaching career at home and abroad. Her regular recital and concerto appearances throughout Europe and the United States have met with critical acclaim, as have her numerous broadcasts for both RTÉ and BBC.  

In recent seasons, Thérèse has toured the east coast of the United States with a recital-programme of solo Irish contemporary piano music supported by Culture Ireland and the Fulbright Commission, and with performances of the 24 Debussy Preludes, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the composer’s birth. 

Other engagements have included solo recitals, lecture-recitals and masterclasses in France, Italy, Poland, Spain, USA, the Czech Republic, Ethiopia and Ireland, as well as serving on the international juries of the Dublin International Piano Competition, the Manchester International Concerto Competition in Great Britain, the prestigious Baltic International Piano Competition, the 2015 Scriabin Piano Competition, Grosseto, Italy,  along with a return invitation to the Dublin International Piano Competition, which took place in May 2015.

Thérèse Fahy has an affinity for French music, having performed the complete works for solo piano by Debussy at Dublin’s Hugh Lane Gallery, in addition to many performances of works by Debussy and Ravel throughout Ireland.  She has also recorded a documentary, ‘The Snow is Dancing’, on his life and piano music for Ireland’s national broadcasting station, RTE Lyric FM.

PRISM Ensemble
Tamás Kocsis violin
Adele Johnson viola
Martin Johnson cello
Dominic Dudley bass