Visitors to the New Ross Piano Festival can expect double the fun as a spectacular two-piano weekend of classical concerts takes place for the first time. A trio of internationally acclaimed pianist duos fill the bill for the largest ever New Ross Piano Festival which takes place in the riverside town from September 22 to 25.
Critically acclaimed pianists Katya Apekisheva, Norikeo Ogawa, Kathryn Stott, Finghin Collins Fiachra Garvey, Charles Owen, Ogor Roma and Enrico Pace will all perform at the sixthe festival in a spectacular two-piano weekend.
For the families and budding musicians the town will be speckled with Pianos for PLAYME’, time; a piano will even be found at the local supermarket.
Performances for schoolchildren of Saint-Saens’ ‘Carnival of the Animals’, supported by the National Concert Hall and narrated by actor Barry McGovern, as well as a free ‘Opening Fanfare Concert’ in association with Culture Night, featuring Rossini’s ‘William Tell’ Overture feature on the bill.
For the first time the Festival has commissioned a new work, from the Irish composer Stephen Gardner. The piece, entitled ‘Two Guys walk into a Piano Bar’, is for two pianos and will be premiered at the Festival by Charles Owen and Finghin Collins.