International Concert Series 2022

Philippe Cassard & Friends
60th Birthday Celebration

Wednesday 28th SEptember 2022

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The Daily Telegraph

Cassard’s command of colouring, idiom and nuance made the experience into one that constantly gripped the imagination and kept concentration intact over a broad musical spectrum

Ailish Tynan soprano 
Finghin Collins piano
Fiachra Garvey piano 

Katherine Hunka violin
Joachim Roewer viola
Christian Elliott cello
Malachy Robinson double bass

Fauré Dolly Suite, Op 56
Fauré 5 Mélodies de Venise
Poulenc Fiançailles pour rire
Debussy Reflets dans l'eau from Images Book I
Debussy L'isle Joyeuse 
Schumann 4 Bilder aus Osten, Op 66
Schubert Piano Quintet in A Major, D 667 The Trout

The distinguished French pianist and honorary Irishman, Philippe Cassard, won Irish hearts when he swept the boards at the inaugural Dublin International Piano Competition in 1988. In celebration of his 60th birthday, Philippe has invited an impressive collective of musical friends to celebrate this milestone with him on the stage of his home away from home, the National Concert Hall.  

A truly celebratory programme with a strong French flavour, the performance features music by Debussy, Fauré and Poulenc and texts by poets Paul Verlaine and Louise de Vilmorin, combined with an evocative work for 4-hands by Robert Schumann and Schubert’s elegant “Trout” Quintet.

For this celebratory concert, Philippe will be joined by a stellar cast of well-known and much- loved musicians for what is sure to be musical triumph and a concert not to be missed. 

Pre-Concert Talk
Join Philippe Cassard in conversation with Orla McDonagh, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, TU Dublin in the Kevin Barry Recital Room at 6.45pm

Presented by NCH
Supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media and The Irish Times as print media partner.