Our 2018 Artists

We have an exceptional lineup of international pianists and artists this year. Meet our 2018 artists and find out more about them.

Anne-Marie McDermott

For over 25 years American, Anne-Marie McDermott, has performed in hundreds of cities around the world.

Alexandra Dariescu

Romanian pianist Alexandra Dariescu, was recently named ‘one of 30 pianists under 30 destined for a…

Finghin Collins

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

François Dumont

French pianist François Dumont’s career has been launched by success in major international piano…

David Greilsammer

Israeli pianist David Greilsammer, known for his eclectic programs, is recognised as one of today’s most…

Marcos Madrigal

Cuban pianist Marcos Madrigal, “The Cuban Treasure”, performs in the world’s most renowned concert……

Billy O’Brien

Young Waterford pianist Billy O'Brien was recently awarded First Prize in the Maura Dowdall concerto…

Lars Jansson

Swedish jazz pianist, Lars Jansson’s trio has long been one of the most renowned jazz groups in Sweden.

The Phil Ware Trio

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

Svetlin Roussev

Bulgarian violinist Svetlin Roussev’s “awe-inspiring level of virtuosity” has won him prizes at many…

Marc Coppey

French cellist Marc Coppey is considered to be one of today's leading cellists, embracing Baroque and…

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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