Nuits d'Afrique: Ailish Tynan, Adam Walker, Brian O'Kane and James Baillieu
22 October 2018, 17:30 - 18:30
An astonishing team of artists assemble for this concert, including star flautist Adam Walker. They perform Ravel’s Chansons Madécasses - ‘Madagascan Songs’ - scored for the unusual ensemble of voice, flute, cello and piano. They also include a new cycle by the Master of the Queen’s Music, Judith Weir: Nuits d’Afrique. This was written for the same forces as the Ravel, and was premiered last year at Wigmore Hall. We also hear works by Saint-Saëns and Berlioz in this glorious programme.
Philippe Gaubert (1879 - 1941)Soir Païen
Frank Martin (1892 - 1974)Ballade
Philippe Gaubert (1879 - 1941)Ballade
Judith Weir (b. 1954)
Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937)
SopranoAilish Tynan trained at Trinity College, the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. She was a Vilar Young Artist at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, a BBC New Generation Artist and in 2003, representing Ireland, she won the Rosenblatt Recital Prize at BBC Cardiff Singer of the World. In opera she established herself with roles including Gretel, Hansel & Gretel, Madame Cortese Il viaggio a Reims, Marzellina Fidelio and Madame Podtotshina’s Daughter in Shostakovich’s ... Read Full Biography
FlautistAt the forefront of a new generation of wind soloists, Adam Walker was appointed principal flute of the London Symphony Orchestra in 2009 at the age of 21 and received the Outstanding Young Artist Award at MIDEM Classique in Cannes. In 2010 he won a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship Award and was shortlisted for the Royal Philharmonic Society Outstanding Young Artist Award. An ambassador for the flute with a ferocious appetite for repertoire, Adam’s interests range from the less well-known French Baroque through to newly commission... Read Full Biography
CellistBrian O’Kane is quickly establishing himself as one of the finest Irish musicians of his generation and is in increasing demand as both a soloist and chamber musician. He came to prominence by taking first prize at the Windsor Festival International String Competition and is also a former prizewinner of the Royal Overseas League Competition. a former winner of the Accenture Bursary Award and Camerata Ireland Young Musician Award. In 2008, Brian performed with Camerata Ireland in Dublin’s National Concert Hall under Barry Douglas ... Read Full Biography
PianistAn accomplished chamber musician, soloist and accompanist, James’ partnerships include Lawrence Power, the Heath Quartet, Mark Padmore, Sir Thomas Allen, Dame Kiri te Kanawa, Pumeza Matshikiza and Marcus Farnsworth. Venues include Wigmore Hall, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Berlin Konzerthaus, Vienna Musikverein, Bridgewater Hall, National Concert Hall Dublin and the Bergen, Spitalfields, Aldeburgh, Cheltenham, Bath, St Magnus, Norfolk & Norwich, Brighton, Verbier and Aix-en-Provence Festivals. As a soloist, he has appeared with the Uls... Read Full Biography
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