The ICC is delighted to feature award winning musicians Chris Moriarty Pearson and Yseult Cooper Stockdale in a unique concert of new works for clarinet and cello in the Lutheran Hall, Adelaide Road on the 2nd November at 8pm.
New works by Katie Bamford, Sinead Finegan, Peter Leavy, Ben McHugh, Susan Geaney and Alan Perrin will be premiered.
Chris and Yseult will also perform solo pieces on their respective instruments.
Christopher Moriarty recently graduated from The Royal Irish Academy of Music(RIAM), Dublin, where he studied music performance with John Finucane, Principal Clarinet of the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland. In October 2016, he was awarded 1st Place in the Irish Freemasons Young Musician of the Year Competition. In May of 2015, he gave his debut performance in Carnegie Hall with the New York Sinfonietta under conductor Paul Hostetter. He is also an accomplished composer, having had his works premiered by the RTÉ ConTempo String Quartet and Kirkos Ensemble. In 2016, two of Christopher’s works were selected for premiere performance in both London and New York. His setting of Richard Swanson’s poem Baghdad Email was debuted in both London (Guildhall School of Music) and New York (Juilliard School of Music) as part of the theatrical production Drums and Guns. His tone poem for solo piano Shadows was premiered in London at The Princess Alexandra Hall, Royal Over-seas League in July 2016.
This is Yseult's fourth ICC concert to date. She has given over 50 premieres including several solo cello commissions with Kirkos, has worked with Crash Ensemble and performs frequently with the RTÉ NSO and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra. She is also principal cellist of Fishamble Sinfonia, a young orchestra specialising in early music. As soloist with orchestra, Yseult has toured Ireland performing both the Elgar and Dvorak concerti in several venues including the National Concert Hall.
Yseult has a 1st Class Honours MA, from the CIT Cork school of Music, and BA, from the Royal Irish Academy of Music, where her teachers were Christopher Marwood and Bill Butt. In 2015/16 she studied at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy", Leipzig.
A finalist at the Freemasons Young Musician of the Year, 2015, Yseult was the recipient of the John Vallery Memorial Prize and was awarded the 2016 Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe scholarship. In 2017 Yseult was selected a Britten-Pears Young Artist, performing at the Southbank Centre under Marin Alsop. She returns to London in the new year as a member of Southbank Sinfonia in 2018. Other future projects include a performance of Beethoven's Triple Concerto at the National Opera House, Wexford.
Doors open 8pm, music at 8:30