Chris Thile: Performance Workshop
Tuesday 21st March, 3.00pm
Room: John Field Room
Widely regarded as one of the most interesting and inventive musicians and composers of his generation, Chris Thile of Punch Brothers has changed the mandolin forever. He returns to the National Concert Hall on Tuesday evening, 21st March at 8pm performing original compositions, as well as contemporary, traditional and classical works
In a unique educational opportunity, Chris will conduct a performance workshop, during which he will discuss and demonstrate his approach to composing and performing, and offer feedback and advice to participants. He will also discuss the differences between traditional and contemporary music styles, and how he approaches performance across the wide variety of genres within which he operates.
A child prodigy, Thile first rose to fame as a member of Grammy Award-winning trio Nickel Creek , with whom he released three albums and sold two million records. He has gone on to enjoy critical acclaim with Punch Brothers , formed in 2006, with The Times saying - "Their songs glitter and soar, capable of pushing beyond traditional bluegrass into alternative rock."
This event is aimed at music students and musicians, and offers a unique opportunity to gain an insight into the musical philosophy of one of the most exciting performers in music today.