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Friday, 10th November 2017

World's finest piano and violin duo to play in Drogheda

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Alina Ibragimova and Cédric Tiberghien.

With past performers including Angela Hewitt, Barry Douglas, Peter Donohoe and Michael Collins, the standard of music being provided for local audiences by the Drogheda Classical Music Concert Series continues ever upward but with their latest booking they have scored a major coup.

On Thursday 23 November at 7:30pm in St Peter’s Church of Ireland, two of today’s finest violin and piano players, Alina Ibragimova and Cédric Tiberghien, will perform a programme of romantic works including Caesar Franck’s beautiful violin sonata.

Drogheda audiences will remember Cédric Tiberghien’s spellbinding performance of Chopin during the Arts Festival in 2016. Now he returns with the Russian violinist Alina Ibragimova for what will no doubt be one of the Series’ musical highlights of recent years.

While equally as successful as individual musicians, it is their duo partnership that is taking the classical music world by storm. They met on the acclaimed BBC Music Generation programme where The Times newspaper wrote “Both of these players have the potential to conquer the world.”

Since then they have gone on to perform throughout Europe and in North America, appearing at major venues including the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Carnegie Hall in New York and the San Francisco Performance series as well as major tours of Australia and Asia.

The pair are also regular guests of the Wigmore Hall in London, where in 2015-16 they presented a series of five concerts to perform the complete sonatas for Violin and Piano by Mozart. They subsequently recorded these works with Gramophone Magazine stating “[it is] a set that will surely become the modern reference recording.”

Don’t miss this Drogheda exclusive. It is the duo’s only performance in Ireland this year and an exciting and exceptional opportunity to see and hear two musicians of this calibre in our town.

Advance tickets are €19 & €17 online / phone or €20 & €18 on the door. Student / children’s tickets are €5. Booking is open through Droichead Arts Centre on 041 9833946 or www.droichead.com

The Series is run in partnership with Droichead Arts Centre and funded by the Arts Council and Louth County Council. Artist accommodation is sponsored by the d Hotel and it receives advertising through RTÉ Supporting the Arts.

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