Deirdre Moynihan (soprano) & RTÉ Contempo Quartet

24 May 2019
Tickets: €15

"Sounds secretly coming to life"

Featuring the premiere of a new arrangement of Clara Schumann's "6 Lieder, Op. 13" for soprano and string quartet. Songs of love and intrigue in addition to quartets by R. Schumann and J. Brahms.

One of Ireland's foremost early music artists, Deirdre Moynihan's CD of Vivaldi Cantatas was released by, Naxos, to widespread critical acclaim with The Examiner describing it as a "rare listening pleasure" and International Record Review highlighting a voice "unfailingly beautiful in tone".  She has performed as a soloist with, amongst others, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra,  Irish Baroque Orchestra and Irish Chamber Orchestra and and her career includes concerts in Canada, U.S.A, Israel, Brazil, Lebanon, Japan, China and throughout Europe. 

The RTÉ Contempo Quartet is one of the most exciting and vibrant chamber ensembles performing today. They were appointed as Galway Music Residency’s Quartet in Residence in 2003 and RTÉ’s Quartet in Residence between 2014-2019. They have performed over two thousand concerts worldwide in venues such as Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall, Tel Aviv Performing Arts Centre and Geidai Tokyo. In 2018 the National University of Ireland awarded its members with honorary doctorates in recognition of their cultural work. The Quartet’s discography can be found on the Sony, Universal, RTÉ and HBO labels.