DCM: Finghin Collins

  • 9th Mar
  • 19:30
  • €100|€19|€17|€5
  • St. Peter's Church of Ireland
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Friday 9th March

For Finghin’s first solo recital in the Series, he will perform a programme of Field Nocturnes and Preludes by Rachmaninov and Chopin. A fitting close to the 2017/18 Series.

One of Ireland's most successful musicians, Dubliner Finghin Collins was born in 1977 and studied piano at the Royal Irish Academy of Music with John O'Conor and at the Geneva Conservatoire with Dominique Merlet. Winner of the RTÉ Musician of the Future Competition in 1994 and the Classical Category at the National Entertainment Awards in Ireland in1998, he went on to achieve major international success by taking first prize at the Clara Haskil International Piano Competition in Switzerland in 1999. Since then he has developed a flourishing international career that takes him all over Europe, the United States and the Far East.

The Series is funded by the Arts Council and Louth County Council and is in partnership with Droichead Arts Centre.

Of Finghin Collins as soloist, little needs to be said that has not been said before: he is exceptionally fluent, exceptionally intelligent, exceptionallysensitive, responding to every possible nuance that Stanford prescribes." Piers Burton-Page, International Record Review, April 2011