Kristian 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.
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 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.
Hungarian 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.
István 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).
UK-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.
Damian 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.
Myles Drennan grew up under the mentorship of Irish jazz icon Louis Stewart which partly accounts for not only his high technical abilities but his interpretive capabilities and desire to take the music to new places.