Strung Series #2

Claire Duff – Baroque Violin
7PM 24th March 2015
Irish Georgian Society, 58 South William Street


Claire Duff is in constant demand as soloist and chamber musician throughout Ireland and the U.K.  Claire has played as leader with Florilegium, I Fagiolini, English Touring Opera and The Kings Consort and has regularly performed with The English Concert, Academy of Ancient Music, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, English Baroque Soloists and Camerata Kilkenny.  She is leader of the Irish Baroque Orchestra with whom she regularly performs as soloist. Claire has an extensive discography, including a highly acclaimed CD recording of Bach's Double Violin Concerto with Monica Huggett and the IBO.  Claire has given masterclasses in historical performance at the Royal College of Music and Trinity College of Music, London. Claire graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a BAHons Degree in Music and French, received distinction for the Postgraduate Diploma in Baroque Violin from the Royal Academy of Music, London, and graduated from the Conservatorium van Amsterdam with a Masters in Performance.



meet the composers writing for Claire

Listen to Claire Duff & composer Seán Doherty on RTÉ Radio 1

Le Cool listing

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Between these last two new pieces, Duff introduces the earliest piece in the programme, the ‘Passacaglia’ from Biber’s Mystery Sonatas, an outstanding and inspiring work which she plays to mesmerising effect.
— Michael Lee, GoldenPlec

concert gallery

Photography by Maciej Janus

Corelli Sonata Op.5 no.9 in A major. (Rome, 1700)
1st movement: Preludio, Largo
Played without continuo for the workshop.
Ornamentation of the repeats by Matthew Dubourg (Dublin, c.1725)

Recorded on December 11th
Octagonal Room // Irish Georgian Society


Octagonal Room
Irish Georgian Society
58 South William Street, D2