Hugh Tinney: Piano Recital
CIT Cork School of Music
Thu 1 November 2018 - 7:30 pm
€20 | €15 (concessions) | €15 & €10 (COS members) | €5 (students)
Beethoven: Sonata in F sharp major, Op. 78
Ian Wilson: Stations (2006-7) (Second and Sixth Stations)
Thomas Adès: Darknesse Visible (1992)
Chopin: Berceuse, Op. 57; Barcarolle, Op. 60
Schubert: Sonata in B ﬂat major, D. 960
“I am absolutely delighted to have this opportunity to tour so many venues around Ireland as I approach my 60th Birthday this November. The programme brings together core piano composers – Beethoven, Chopin and Schubert – with two outstanding present-day composers, Belfast-born Ian Wilson and the internationally-celebrated British composer Thomas Adès. The programme’s balance of “old and new” is united by a strong thread of human emotion in the face of life’s joys and sorrows. Dark musings of Wilson on Christ’s trials and of Adès on Dowland’s celebrated lute song on spiritual “Darknesse” are balanced against mainly joyous mature works of Beethoven and Chopin, culminating in Schubert’s iconic final Sonata which balances light and dark before strongly asserting joy in its final two movements.” Hugh Tinney
“Dublin pianist Hugh Tinney ended the Great Music in Irish Houses Festival on Sunday at the Rotunda Pillar Room with a preview of the 60th-birthday programme he will tour next November. He was in commanding, ruminative form in music that ranged through Beethoven, Ian Wilson and Chopin and he ended with a time-stilling account of Schubert’s late Sonata in B flat, D960.” Michael Dervan, Irish Times, 2018
Pianist Hugh Tinney will tour 12 venues in November on his 60th Birthday tour (3 venues in Northern Ireland and 9 in the south). He will perform works by composers Beethoven, Chopin and Schubert as well as Irish composer Ian Wilson and British composer Thomas Adés. Hugh Tinney is one of Ireland’s most celebrated concert pianists and has toured to more than 35 countries since winning first prize at both the 1983 Pozzoli and 1984 Paloma O’Shea piano competitions in Italy and Spain. A prize in the 1987 Leeds Piano Competition earned him a busy career in Great Britain.
He has made a major contribution to Irish concert life for over thirty years, including multiple solo recital series, chamber music series, and frequent concerto appearances with the Irish orchestras. Artistic Director of the Music in Great Irish Houses Festival from 2000 to 2006, he is currently joint Artistic Director, with his duo partner violinist Catherine Leonard, of the Westport Festival of Chamber Music. He teaches at the RIAM. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Music by the National University of Ireland in 2007.