Open Workshop w/ Lisa Dowdall
6:00 PM18:00

Open Workshop w/ Lisa Dowdall

An open workshop with violist Lisa Dowdall in anticipation of an ICC concert in May that will feature new works by the following ICC composers who will write new works for viola and viola d'amore:

Eoghan Desmond
Sinead Finegan
Lorcan Cosgrave
Danny Barkley
Chris M Pearson

Born in Dublin, Lisa Dowdall is one of Ireland's most innovative and versatile musicians. As member of Crash Ensemble, Lisa has collaborated with artists such as Dawn Upshaw, Iarla O’Lionard, Sam Amidon and Gavin Friday, and has premiered works written for the Crash Ensemble by Terry Riley, David Lang, Michael Gordon, Nico Muhly and Donnacha Dennehy. Lisa performed Linda Buckley's "Do you remember the planets" at Kings Place-London, for solo viola and electronics which was broadcast on BBC Radio 3. She has performed at festivals such as The Edinburgh Festival, Canberra International Music Festival, Ban on a Can Marathon, Electric Picnic, residencies at the 2012 Huddersfield International Contemporary Music Festival and Princeton University and performances in Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Centre and the Royal Opera House - Covent Garden. As a baroque violist Lisa is a member of the Spackling band and has worked and performed with the Irish Baroque Orchestra, Sestina, Cork baroque Orchchestra, and baroque artists Elizabeth Walfisch, Pablo Beznosiuk, Christian Curnyn, Mark Padmore and Christophe Rousset. Interested in all things viola she also plays the viola d’amore and viola da gamba and is particularly interested in using old instruments to play contemporary works. She studied with Jane Rogers and has had masterclasses with Monica Huggett and Annette Isserlis, and was a Britten Pears Young Artist for 6 years where she was principal and solo violist of many ensembles, including the Britten Pears Baroque Orchestra. Lisa also performs regularly with Camerata Ireland and is on the string faculty at the Royal Irish Academy of Music.

Boardroom, RIAM
36 - 38 Westland Row, Dublin 2


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