Thursday 14th February, 8pm
St Patrick's Cathedral
VALENTINES PIANO RECITAL
Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata by CandlelightBeethoven: Moonlight Sonata op.27 no.2
Chopin: Waltz in C# minor op.64 no.2
Chopin: Mazurka op.67 no.4 in A minor
Schubert: Impromptu in C minor op.90 no.1
Schubert: Impromptu in E flat major op.90 no.2
Schubert: Impromptu in G flat major op.90 no.3
Impromptu in A flat major op.90 no.4
Field: Nocturne no.4 in A major
Nocturne no.10 in E minor
Chopin: Nocturne in E flat major op.9 no.2
Liszt/ Verdi: Rigoletto: paraphrase de concert
Michael McHale - Piano
Belfast-born Michael McHale has established himself as one of Ireland’s leading pianists and has developed a busy international career as a solo recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician.
Winner of the Terence Judd/Hallé Award in 2009, Michael was also awarded the Brennan and Field Prizes at the 2006 AXA Dublin International Piano Competition, the 2005 Camerata Ireland/Accenture Award, and in 2016 a Major Individual Award from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. He studied at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Cambridge University and the Royal Academy of Music, and his teachers and mentors include John O’Conor, Réamonn Keary, Christopher Elton, Ronan O’Hora and Barry Douglas.
In 2017 Michael was invited to become a Patron of the Ulster Youth Orchestra, and in 2018 he was appointed as a part-time professor of piano for undergraduate and postgraduate students at the Cork School of Music in Ireland.
Michael collaborates regularly with Sir James Galway, Michael Collins, Patricia Rozario, Dame Felicity Lott and Camerata Pacifica