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Barry Douglas
Media Release 30 September 2014

Irish pianist Barry Douglas returns to the National Concert Hall with Camerata Ireland for a special afternoon performance

The National Concert Hall is delighted to announce the welcome return of pianist Barry Douglas on Sunday 9 November at 3pm to perform in the second of the Sunday Matinée Series concerts. He will be accompanied by the reputable Camerata Ireland with whom he is the Artistic Director and General Manager.

The programme for the afternoon will include Grieg’s Holberg Suite, Piano Concerto No. 14 in E flat K449 by Mozart, Shostakovich’s Romance from The Gadfly (with violin soloist) and Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings.

Barry is not only well-known to Irish audiences but his name is instantly recognised in the most prestigious concert halls throughout the world. In 1986, he became one of only two non-Russians to have won outright the Gold Medal at the Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition in Moscow. Since then he has performed and recorded with the world's leading orchestras and conductors in most of the great concert venues.

In 1999 Barry founded Camerata Ireland as he had a vision to bring together the finest Irish musicians and create a chamber orchestra of excellence to match the best in the world. The orchestra has gone on to win great acclaim, giving performances throughout the USA, Europe and Asia. They were also one of the few chamber orchestras to be invited to be resident in the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris.

The orchestra had their debut concert at New York’s Carnegie Hall during their 4th major tour of the United States in March 2011. Later that year, they were invited to perform for the (former) President of Ireland, Mary McAleese and Her Majesty the Queen, as part of the latter’s historic State visit to Ireland.

The Sunday Matinée Series is supported by the Irish Times and RTÉ Lyric FM.

Tickets to Barry Douglas with Camerata Ireland at the National Concert Hall / Sunday 9 November 2014, 3pm are €20 / NCH Box Office Tel: 01 417 00 00 or www.nch.ie

Grieg Holberg Suite
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 14 in E flat K 449
Shostakovich Romance from The Gadfly (with violin soloist)
Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings

Upcoming concerts for Sunday Matinée Series 2014 at the National Concert Hall
Angelika Kirchschlager / Sunday 23 November 2014: Tickets: €20
Brahms, Schumann, Schubert, Liszt

NCH Box Office Tel: 01 417 00 00 or www.nch.ie
ENDS
For further information please contact: Ruth Moloney, Marketing Executive, National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2. Tel: 01 417 0084 / 087 278 6382