Friends of the Festival Online Launch Reception

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We are excited to welcome Friends of the Festival to our 2021 Online Launch Reception, introducing them to the exciting events and opportunities we have lined up plus introductions to some of our Festival artists.   Invites will be sent to Friends of the Festival, with access details, in due course. 

Land, Sea, Sky: Digital Installation Launch

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Valentia Island is the perfect place for a unique chamber music festival, nestled in a rich and vibrant landscape. It is a spectacular location as one of Ireland’s most westerly points, steeped in history (ancient and recent) and it is fitting that our 2021 installation will place the island’s unique relationship with land, sea and

At home with Gülsin Onay

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We are thrilled to present to you a specially recorded and intimate solo piano recital by the revered Turkish pianist Gülsin Onay, featuring the music of Chopin, Clara Schumann and Robert Schumann. Programme Robert Schumann: ‘Abegg’ Variations, Op. 1 Frédéric Chopin: Ballade in A flat major, Op. 47, No. 3 Frédéric Chopin: Nocturne in E flat

Chamber Music and Song from the Island

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It is in our name! This concert, recorded on Valentia Island, features musicians from celebrated chamber ensembles including Fidelio Trio, Carducci Quartet and RTÉ Con Tempo String Quartet joined by soprano, Daire Halpin. The programme of music by Irish composers includes Charles Villiers Stanford’s youthful Piano Quartet from 1879, preceded by a performance of Jonathan

A Little Night-Music

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We are pleased to be joined by our 2021 Festival Artists for an evening of new music and world premieres from across Ireland and Great Britain, including World and Irish premieres from composers Raymond Deane, Seán Ó Dalaigh and Errollyn Wallen plus music by Lili Boulanger and Jonathan Nangle. The concert will feature pianist Mary Dullea, violinist

The Workshop: Introduction to composing with technology

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A specially created ‘Introduction to composing with technology’ workshop delivered by Jonathan Nangle (Lecturer in music technology and electro-acoustic composition at Royal Irish Academy of Music and our 2021 Festival Composer). Want to join us? This unique free workshop opportunity for aspiring composers and sonic art creators will take place on Zoom. Please email info@chambermusiconvalentia.com

Exploding Stars

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Members of the Carducci and ConTempo String Quartets and Fidelio Trio combine forces to bring you a transformative evening of music inspired by travels on earth and in the skies with music by Linda Buckley and Jonathan Nangle, plus a special performance of Steve Reich’s seminal work, ‘Different Trains’. This event has been specially recorded

In the Shadow of St. Marks

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To close our 2021 festival, we are excited to have partnered with the European Union Chamber Orchestra for this vivacious programme of Geminiani, Lombardini, Mozart, and Vivaldi. This event is a specially recorded, online event, filmed in the magnificent Chapel of Royal Holloway University of London. Programme Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in A minor Op. 4

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