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Open Workshop w/ Bill Dowdall

  • Royal Irish Academy of Music 36-38 Westland Row Dublin, County Dublin, D02 WY89 Ireland (map)

Bill Dowdall presents an open workshop on new pieces written for Bass flute ahead of his solo concert on the 26th of February in the Lutheran Hall. 

5 new works by ICC composers Darragh Kelly, Alan Barclay, Jenn Kirby, Daniel Reid and Sinéad Finegan will be workshopped.

Dublin born William Dowdall, one of Ireland’s leading musicians, combines a busy career as a soloist, chamber musician, and teacher.

He trained in Cleveland, Ohio, where his teachers included Maurice Sharp of the Cleveland Orchestra, and his interest in new music was sparked by Donald Erb, composer in residence at the Cleveland Institute of Music. On returning to Ireland at the age of 21 he was appointed principal flute of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra. From 1979 to 2004 he was principal flute of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra. He was appointed professor of flute at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in 2004.

He has given over 50 solo performances with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, RTÉ Concert Orchestra, and Irish Chamber Orchestra, and has appeared at all the major festivals in Ireland.

He plays on a platinum flute by Brannen, a wooden flute by Abell, a Louis Lot dated 1891 and an alto flute by Eva Kingma.

Later Event: February 26
Bass Flute w/ Bill Dowdall