Ellen Jansson: COS Emerging Artist recital
CIT Cork School of Music
Thu 11 June 2020 - 7:30 pm
€20 | €15 (concessions) | €15 & €10 (COS members) | €5 (students)
A recital by this year’s COS Emerging Artist Award, pianist Ellen Jansson. Hailed as “a major talent” after her Carnegie Hall debut, the multiple award-winning Irish pianist is a graduate of CIT Cork School of Music. For this unmissable recital, Ellen will perform works by Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Brahms, Debussy, Scriabin & Janáček.
Tchaikovsky: Dumka, Op.59
Beethoven: Piano Sonata in C major, Op.2 No.3
Debussy: L’isle joyeuse, L.106
Janáček: Piano Sonata 1.X.1905
Brahms: 3 Intermezzi, Op.117
Scriabin: Piano Sonata No.2 in G-sharp minor
€10 (COS concessionary members) | €5 (Students)
Hailed as “a major talent” after her Carnegie Hall debut with Prokofiev’s Third Piano Concerto, Irish pianist Ellen Jansson is a graduate of CIT Cork School of Music and recipient of the Cork Orchestral Society Emerging Artist Award. A current student of Mary Beattie, she spent a year of her undergraduate studying on an Erasmus scholarship with Professor Martin Hughes at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna and is also a past pupil of the prestigious Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester, where she was the winner of the Chetham’s Yamaha Piano Competition.
Ellen has appeared as soloist with the New York Concerti Sinfonietta, National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, Esker Festival Orchestra, National Youth Orchestra of Ireland and CSM Symphony Orchestra. She has performed in many prominent Irish venues as well as abroad in Carnegie Hall (New York), Alexela Concert Hall (Tallinn, Estonia), and the Ukrainian Radio Concert Hall (Kiev).
A multiple prize-winner at Electric Ireland Feis Ceoil in both chamber and solo competitions, Ellen has also been awarded first prize in both the CSM Advanced Recital and Senior Concerto Competitions. She was awarded a Flax Trust bursary at Clandeboye Festival 2016 and she was a finalist in the Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe Scholarship 2017. Ellen was most recently awarded the second prize in the Irish Freemasons Young Musician of the Year 2018.
An avid chamber musician, Ellen performs regularly with violinist Patrick Rafter, as well as in festivals including the Ortús Chamber Music Festival, Killaloe Chamber Music Festival and the ‘Finding a Voice’ Festival in Clonmel where she curated a concert of solo and chamber works by Alexina Louie.