Fazioli Concert Hall, Sacile (PN) Italy
Thursday June 20th, 7:30 pm
presented by Jaques Samuel Pianos, London
Fiachra Garvey is currently studying under doyen Hamish Milne on the M.A. in Music Performance course at the Royal Academy of Music, London. This follows a 1st class honours B.A. in Music Performance from the Royal Irish Academy of Music in September 2011 and a 1st class honours DipMus (performance and teaching) from the RIAM in 2008.
In May 2009, Fiachra was the top Irish prizewinner at the AXA Dublin International Piano Competition, being awarded the Brennan Prize and the McCullough Bursary.
Following his success in the AXA Dublin International Piano Competition, Fiachra represented Ireland at the first EU Piano Competition Prague, and on reaching the final, made his concerto debut with the Janáček Philharmonic, performing Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. In June 2010 Fiachra received the Audience Prize at the 3rd Soirees-Concours Internationales de Piano a Collioure, France.
Recently awarded the “Rising Star” award by the National Concert Hall, Fiachra gave his debut main auditorium recital in the NCH in Jan 2011. March 2011 saw Fiachra’s debut concerto performance at the National Concert Hall, where he performed Prokofiev’s 3rd piano concerto with the RIAM Symphony Orchestra, to great acclaim. In May 2011, Fiachra performed Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with the RTE Concert Orchestra at the NCH, under conductor John Wilson.
In 2009 Fiachra was awarded both the Morris Grant Bursary and the Mabel Swainson Pianoforte Award at the Feis Ceoil. He was also the 2009 recipient of the Teissier pianoforte bursary donated by Maura Teissier at the R.I.A.M.
In 2007/2008 Fiachra took part in the Fullbright Commission’s Fusion Exchange Program taking masterclasses in the USA and subsequently performing in Boston, Washington, New York and at UNESCO headquarters Paris.
Recent recitals include performances of Tchaikovsky’s piano concerto no 1 with the RTE National Symphony Orchestra and UCD Symphony Orchestra, duo recitals at St. John’s Smith Square, St. Martin in the Fields, and the 2012 Brighton Festival; and piano trio recitals at 2012 West Cork Chamber Music Festival. Fiachra’s debut CD “For the Piano”, under the Lyric FM label, was released in July of this year: “brings a deep and infectious enthusiasm, combined with insight and technical comfort.” (Sunday times)
Future engagements include a series of two piano recitals in Japan in December 2012.
Fiachra is supported in his studies by the Irish Arts Council.
Johannes Brahms (Hamburg, 1833 - Vienna, 1897)
Variazioni su un tema originale, op. 21 n. 1
Clara Schumann (Leipzig, 1819 - Frankfurt am Main, 1896)
Variazioni su un tema di Robert Schumann, op. 20
Fryderyk Chopin (Żelazowa Wola, 1810 – Paris, 1849)
Fantasia in fa minore, op. 49
Sergej Prokof'ev (Sontsovka, 1891 – Moscow, 1953)
Sonata n. 8 in si bemolle maggiore, op. 84
- Andante dolce
- Andante sognando