Degani Trio presents…

Tangos e Pasiones Para Siempre

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.

Date: Sunday 22 January 2023 3pm
Venue: The Model, The Mall, Sligo

Admission: €20/€10 students
Booking: The Model 071-9141405 or
Photo Credit: Orla Murray / SON Photo
Gabriel Mistral, Nobel Laureate

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.

Latest Concerts

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.

A unique celebration of words and music of South America.
On the 21st of March 2021 at The Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin, the Degani Piano Trio performed on livestream a programme of Piazzolla’s ‘Four Seasons of Buenos Aires’ Piano Trio and Oblivion. Rachel Quinn also performed other works for solo piano by South American composers Ginastera and Nazareth. 2021 was the Centenary of Astor Piazzolla. The music was set alongside readings of the Nobel Laureate poet Gabriela Mistral of Chile read by Donna Anita Nikolaisen.


Photo Credit: Orla Murray / SON Photo