'Finding a voice' Festival curated by Roisin Maher, CIT CSM lecturer

12 March, 2019

Sincere congratulations to Roisin Maher, CIT CSM Lecturer in Musicianship and Academic Studies, who curated a second brilliant edition of the “Finding a Voice’ Festival in Clonmel,  presented by South Tipperary Arts Centre, and funded by the Arts Council of Ireland. The festival encompassed a series of six concerts from Friday 8th to Sunday 10th March 2019, focusing on the music of women composers through the ages, and celebrating the anniversaries of three significant women composers: the 400th anniversary of the birth of celebrated Italian baroque composer Barbara Strozzi (1619-1677); the 200th anniversary of the birth of German romantic composer Clara Schumann (1819-1896); and the 70th birthday of renowned Canadian composer Alexina Louie (b. 1949), who travelled to Ireland for the very first time to be present for a concert of her music.

CIT Cork School of Music graduates and current Taught MA students featured in the Alexina Louie concert were:

Kelley Lonergan (soprano),

Ellen Jansson (piano),

Hugh Murray (violin),

Brendan Garde (violin),

Martha Campbell (viola)

Yseult Cooper-Stockdale (cello).

As part of the Clara Schumann day, CSM was represented by lecturers Mary Hegarty (soprano) and Gabriela Mayer (piano).

Clara Schumann, a pianist and composer, was one of the most celebrated women artists of all times.

(Text from lecturer Gabriela Mayer)

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