The Degani Piano Trio with guest Donna Anita Nikolaisen narrating the poetry of Chilean Nobel Laureate Gabriela Mistral. Alan Smale violin, Annette Cleary cello and Rachel Quinn piano.
The Degani Piano Trio return to Sligo to celebrate the Tango inspired works of the extraordinary Argentinian composer, Astor Piazzolla. The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires Piano Trio is a set of four Tango compositions named Otoño (Autumn), Invierno (Winter), Primavera (Spring) and Verano (Summer).
The trio is joined by the celebrated actress Donna Anita Nikolaisen narrating the deeply moving and revered writings of Gabriela Mistral who was a Chilean Nobel Laureate of literature. Other South American Tango compositions by Ginastera and Nazareth for solo piano are also included.
The Concert begins with the Mozart Trio in B flat K.502. This work was one of Mozart’s ground breaking chamber music works expanding the emotional terrain of 18th century chamber music. This afternoon’s concert will be a celebration of stylistically contrasted music from two different continents and eras but full of flamboyance and expressivity.
Followed by a Meet the Artist reception. All Welcome.
Date: Sunday 22 January 2023 3pm
Venue: The Model, The Mall, Sligo
Admission: €20/€10 students
Booking: The Model 071-9141405 or www.themodel.ie
Gabriela Mistral is known as an inspirational poet, a humanitarian and Nobel prize winner from Chile, the beautiful ‘land on the edge of the world’. Her ravishing lyrics, the remorseless candor of her love poems express inordinate passions and evoke the Chilean high peaks, valleys, springs and bleak absolute landscape of Patagonia.
Friday 3rd of March at 1pm
Programme: Piano Trios by Cecile Chaminade, Joan Trimble and Marion Ingoldsby
The Degani Piano Trio is made up of award-winning musicians: violinist Alan Smale (violin); pianist Rachel Quinn, and; cellist Annette Cleary. Alongside recording work of composers such as Haydn, Chopin, Brahms and Piazzolla, they have innovatively collaborated with theatrical and visual artists in live concert settings
On the 18th of May 2022 Degani Trio performed the ‘After Beethoven’ Series at the National Concert Hall in Dublin. RTE Recording of 2021 NCH commissioned work ‘Common Places’ by Irish Composer Anselm McDonnell.
Irish Tour of ‘Whale Tales and Irish Folksongs’ featuring music by renowned Irish composers Ian Wilson, Phillip Martin, John Buckley and Colman Pearce especially written for the Degani Piano Trio and collaborating with award winning Illustrator Kim Sharkey.
On the 21st of March 2021 The Degani Piano Trio perform on livestream a programme of Piazzolla’s ‘Four Seasons of Buenos Aires’ Piano Trio, and Oblivion. Rachel Quinn will also perform other works for solo piano by South American composers Ginastera and Nazareth. 2021 is the Centenary of Astor Piazzolla. It is a unique celebration of words and music of South America. The music is set alongside readings of the Nobel Laureate poet Gabriela Mistral of Chile read by Donna Anita Nikolaisen – Irish actor and voice over artist. Gabriela Mistral is known as an inspirational poet, a humanitarian and Nobel prize winner from Chile, the beautiful ‘land on the edge of the world’. Her ravishing lyrics, the remorseless candor of her love poems express inordinate passions and evoke the Chilean high peaks, valleys, springs and bleak absolute landscape of Patagonia. Photo by Orla Murray
‘Beethoven: Words and Music – Degani Piano Trio with Barry McGovern, Narrator’.
The Degani Piano Trio released a CD of Astor Piazzolla’s Piano Trio works including the exuberant ‘Four Seasons of Buenos Aires Piano Trio’ along with ‘Revolutionario’, ‘Muerte del Angel’ and ‘Oblivion’.
Much acclaimed CD of ‘Romantic Piano Trios by Chopin & Brahms’.
Haydn Gipsy Piano Trio & Dvorak Dumky Piano Trio.
Rachel’s first album release, Mosaic, features a solo piano repertoire ranging from Scarlatti to Takemitsu but also includes music by Liszt, Chopin and Beethoven.