Irish tenor Andrew Gavin will perform five new works on 14 June 2018 by ICC composers/members Elaine Nolan, Philip Parker, Kevin Free, Rachael Lavelle, Luke Smyth and Lizzy O'Brien in the opening concert of our For the Voice series.
The For the Voice series sees ICC’s first performer mentorship scheme in which emerging performers are paired with experienced performers who mentor them on the intricacies of performing new music and working with composers. Three of the works will be performed by Andrew, two works are duets written for Andrew and his mentee Sofiia Kravets, and one work is a solo for Sofiia.
Andrew Gavin is a graduate of the Royal Irish Academy of Music where he studied under Mary Brennan. His career has seen him involved in many opera and cantata performances across Ireland and the UK.
This concert will be the first in the For the Voice Series which will also include performances from mezzo-soprano Michelle O’Rourke and soprano Elizabeth Hilliard. This series will explore various modes of vocal writing including music for solo unaccompanied voice, duets, voice and electronics and, voice and instrumental accompaniment. The second concert of the series with Michelle O’Rourke will take place on 5 July and the final concert, with Elizabeth Hilliard, takes place in September.