Renowned Irish Pianist returns to Arts Centre

 

 

 

One of Ireland’s most successful musicians will be performing in Roscommon Arts Centre on Friday, October 11th.

  Finghin Collins is celebrating the 20th anniversary of being awarded first prize in the prestigious Clara Haskil International Piano Competition in Switzerland. The pianist will perform sonatas by Mozart and Schubert along with extracts from the Ros Tapestry Suite.

  Born in Dublin, following initial lessons with his sister Mary, he studied piano at the Royal Irish Academy of Music with critically acclaimed pianist John O’Conor. Finghin also studied at the Geneva Conservatoire with Dominique Merlet.

  Winner of the RTÉ Musician of the Future Competition in 1994 and the Classical Category at the National Entertainment Awards in Ireland in 1998, he went on to take first prize at the Clara Haskil International Piano Competition in Switzerland in 1999.

  Since then he has continued to enjoy a flourishing international career that takes him all over Europe and the United States, as well as to the Far East and Australia.

  In October 2017, the National University of Ireland conferred on him an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Music, and in the same year he celebrated his 40th birthday with a solo recital at the National Concert Hall in Dublin.

  Finghin always enjoys a warm reception in Roscommon, where he has a loyal following. This is a great opportunity to see one of Ireland’s finest pianists perform. Tickets are priced at just €15 and are now on sale at box office on 090-6625824.