Our 2019 Artists

We have an exceptional lineup of international pianists and artists this year. Meet our 2019 artists and find out more about them.

Maurizio Baglini

Italian pianist Maurizio Baglini boasts a brilliant career as soloist, chamber player, music teacher and…

Daria van den Bercken

Dutch-Russian pianist Daria van den Bercken is regarded ‘a model for musicians of the future’.

Camerata Ireland

Camerata Ireland brings together the finest Irish musicians to celebrate the wealth of musical talent from…

Sae Yoon Chon

Sae Yoon Chon, from South Korea, won first prize in the Dublin International Piano Competition 2018.

Finghin Collins

Dubliner Finghin Collins is one of Ireland’s most successful musicians, with a flourishing international…

Henri Demarquette

Henri Demarquette has performed across the world with some of the greatest French and international…

Barry Douglas

Barry Douglas has established a major international career since winning the Gold Medal at the 1986…

John Finucane

Clarinettist John Finucane has had an active career as a soloist, chamber musician and conductor in Ireland…

Frank Lloyd

English French Horn player Frank Lloyd travels extensively as a soloist and chamber musician.

Bruno Pasquier

French violist Bruno Pasquier has been officier dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres since June 2001.

The Phil Ware Trio

Ireland’s jazz The Phil Ware Trio, is formed of pianist Phil Ware, bassist Dave Redmond and drummer Kevin…

Matan Porat

Israeli pianist and composer Matan Porat is known for his unique, narrative-based programming.

Clara Siegle

Clara Siegle is a young award-winning German pianist who started to play the piano when she was four years…

Elina Vähälä

Born in the US and raised in Finland, violinist Elina Vähälä appears regularly with all of the key Finnish…

What’s on 2018

The New Ross Piano Festival runs from 26th – 30th September 2018. Take a look through this year’s festival programme.

Wednesday 26th September

Young Pianists Concert
20 young pianists play the Steinway concert grand for sheer fun.

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  €5 full price
   7.30pm
    St. Marys Church


Thursday 27th September

Jazz Piano Day

Lunchtime Jazz – The Phil Ware Trio
Selections from the works of famous jazz composers and the Great American Songbook.

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  €12 full price
   1.05pm
    St. Marys Church


Evening Jazz – Lars Jansson
Lars Jansson introduces, plays and improvises the music for his evening concert titled ‘More Human’.

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  €20 full price
   8.00pm
    St. Marys Church


Friday 28th September

Coffee concert – Billy O’Brien
Waterford pianist Billy O’Brien presents a concert of works by Chopin, Debussy and Scriabin.

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  FREE
   12 noon
    St. Marys Church


Main Opening Concert
Our main opening concert presents Anne-Marie McDermott performing Bach’s Third English Suite, Alexandra Dariescu with Svetlin Roussev (violin) and Marc Coppey (cello) performing Shostakovich’s Second Piano Trio, and we finish with Finghin Collins performing Chopin’s 24 Preludes.

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  €26 full price
   8.00pm
    St. Marys Church


Saturday 29th September

Coffee concert – François Dumont
François Dumont presents a concert of works by Bach, Liszt and Debussy.

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  €15 full price
   12 noon
    St. Marys Church


Piano Masterclass
Anne-Marie McDermott holds a piano masterclass with two young pianists.

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  FREE
   3.00pm
    Pastoral Centre


Evening concert
Finghin Collins performs Debussy and the world premiere of John Buckley’s Three Preludes for piano (NRPF commission); Anne-Marie McDermott follows with Svetlin Roussev and Marc Coppey in Mendelssohn’s Second Piano Trio, and Alexandra Dariescu presents works by Beethoven and Chopin.

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  €26 full price
   7.30pm
    St. Marys Church


Late night – David Greilsammer
Short works by C.P.E. Bach, Mozart, Janáček, Jean-Féry Rebel and Ofer Pelz. Exploring the mysterious alleys of various enigmatic pieces from early baroque to our present days, David Greilsammer embarks on a musical journey to the heart of a beautiful, abstract, and dazzling labyrinth.

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 €10 full price
   10.00pm
    St. Marys Church


Sunday 30th September

Coffee concert – Marcos Madrigal
Marcos Madrigal performs works by Scriabin, Severac, Poulenc and Latin-American music.

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  €15 full price
   12 noon
    St. Marys Church


Closing concert
To close this year’s festival we have a fantastic programme: Alexandra Dariescu performing French delicacies by Germaine Tailleferre and Messiaen, Finghin Collins with Svetlin Roussev and Marc Coppey performing Schubert’s B flat major Trio, and Anne-Marie McDermott performing Haydn’s late C major sonata and Prokofiev’s 6th sonata.

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  €26 full price
   3.00pm
    St. Marys Church


What’s on 2018

The New Ross Piano Festival runs from 26th – 30th September 2018. Take a look through this year’s festival programme.

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