Italian Suite Hunka Dunne Duo

Katherine Hunka (violin) and Dermot Dunne (accordion)

Friday 26 February at 8pm

Sligo Methodist Church Wine Street Sligo
Admission: 20
Student tickets 10 euro  (door only)

Italian Suite with Dermot Dunne on accordionItalian Suite with Katherine Hunka on violinTickets from Hawk’s Well Theatre. Telephone: (071) 9161518
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P rogramme
Tartini Devil’s Trill Sonata
D. Scarlatti Sonata in D major K96
Stravinsky Suite Italienne
Paganini Sonata concertata
De Falla Suite of Popular
Spanish Folksongs
Guilfoyle New commission
Piazzolla Three Tangos

London born violinist Katherine Hunka has performed frequently at The Wigmore Hall, The Royal Albert Hall and The South Bank Centre in London. She has played a wide repertoire of concertos with orchestras including the City of  London Sinfonia, the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, which she led for the 1990-1991 season, and the Britten Pears Orchestra as winner of their concerto competition. She gave the world première of Britten’s Double Concerto with violinist Philip Dukes at the Aldeburgh Festival in 1997. An Irish tour in 2005 featured the Bruch Violin Concerto with the RTE Concert Orchestra. Katherine also made her debút with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland in 2005 performing the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in the National Concert Hall, Dublin.
Appointed Leader of the Irish Chamber Orchestra in 2002, Katherine regularly directs from the leader’s chair. In autumn 2004 she performed double concertos with Nigel Kennedy as part of a fifteen concert tour of Ireland and the U.K. and in 2005 premiered a new Double Concerto by the Irish composer Raymond Deane. A member of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, she has guest-led the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. She plays a Bernard Fendt violin made in 1832.
Since winning the RTÉ Musician of the Future competition in 1996, Dermot Dunne has become a regular performer throughout Ireland as a soloist and chamber musician, appearing at all major venues and festivals including the NCH, the Helix, Ulster Hall, Kilkenny Festival, Galway Festival, The Proms, Vogler Spring Festival and West Cork Chamber Music Festival. He has performed as soloist with the Ulster Orchestra, RTÉ Concert Orchestra, National Youth Orchestra and Irish Chamber Orchestra – with which he has toured as both soloist and conductor. Equally well known internationally, Dermot has performed in England, France, Portugal, Germany, Serbia, Macedonia and the Ukraine. The styles he performs range from Baroque to contemporary classical and from Bulgarian folk to Argentinean – which Dermot regularly performs with the Nuevo Tango Quartet and with guitarist and composer Ariel Hernandez. He plays a Pigini accordion made in Castelfidardo, Italy.

Part sponsored by Des and Luisa McConville

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