2017 Artists

KRISTIAN BEZUIDENHOUT – Fortepiano

Kristian BezuidenhoutKristian Bezuidenhout is one of today’s most notable and exciting keyboard artists, equally at home on the fortepiano, harpsichord, and modern piano. He is a regular guest with the world’s leading ensembles including the Freiburger Barockorchester.

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FINGHIN COLLINS – Piano

Finghin CollinsOne 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.

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ZOLTÁN FEJÉRVÁRI – Piano

Zoltan FejervariWinner of the 2017 Concours Musical International de Montréal for piano, Zoltán Fejérvári was born in Budapest. He has performed as a soloist with the Budapest Festival, Hungarian National Orchestra, Verbier Festival and Concerto Budapest Orchestras among others.

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DAVID GREILSAMMER – Piano

David GreilsammerKnown for his eclectic and fascinating programs, conductor and pianist David Greilsammer is recognised as one of today’s most audacious classical artists.

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SEÁN MORGAN-ROONEY – Piano

Sean Morgan RooneySeán Morgan-Rooney recently completed his studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London where he was a student of Professor Christopher Elton. He graduated with First Class Honours.

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ENRICO PIERANUNZI – Piano

Enrico PieranunziEnrico Pieranunzi was born in Rome in 1949 and has for many years been among the most significant and well-known protagonists of the international jazz scene.

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ELIZAVETA UKRAINSKAIA – Piano

Elizaveta UkrainskaiaShe was born in 1996 in Offenbach am Main, Germany. In 2011 she graduated from the Lyakhovitskaya Children’s Music School (Class of Vera Ovcharova).

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KLÁRA WÜRTZ – Piano

Klara WurtzKlára Würtz is among the more important pianists to have emerged from the latter decades of the 20th century. She has performed widely in the North America and Europe.

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KRISTÓF BARÁTI – Violin

Kristof BaratiHungarian violinist Kristóf Baráti is being recognised increasingly across the globe as a musician of extraordinary quality. In 2016 he made a sensational debut at the Verbier Festival in a televised performance of Bach’s Solo Sonatas and Par.

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JENNIFER STUMM – Viola

Jennifer StummJennifer Stumm is internationally recognized as a musical innovator and dynamic advocate for her instrument. Her career was launched after winning three major international competitions.

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ISTVÁN VÁRDAI – Cello

Istvan VaraiIstván Várdai, the 29 year old Hungarian cellist, has been honoured with several prestigious international prizes. He was winner of the David Popper International Music Competition three times, (2000, 2003, 2004).

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PHIL WARE – Piano

Phil WareUK-born Phil Ware made the transition from blues to jazz in his early twenties. Teaching himself the style through trial and error, he was twice a finalist in the Young Jazz Musician of the Year by the time he was 25.

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DAMIAN EVANS – Double Bass

Damian-EvansDamian Evans is a double bassist and researcher from Perth, Australia who has been a major contributor to the Irish jazz scene since his arrival in 1997. He is leader of the Damian Evans Trio and co-leader of the Boylan/Buckley/Evans Trio.

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25 to 28 September 2014