Kirkoskammer returns to Bewley’s Café Theatre, Powerscourt Townhouse Centre on Monday 17th July, sharpening its focus on our fantastic clarinetist Léonie Bluett.
July’s concert features a strong core of Irish and Ireland-based composers, with the premiere of a new work by Andrew Hamilton, commissioned with funds from the Arts Council, and another Kirkos outing for Kevin Volans’ clarinet:solo, originally written for Léonie. This virtuosic and colourful programme will be completed by Jonathan Nangle’s Particle, Johannes Kreidler’s Two Pieces for Clarinet and Video and more.
Léonie is currently based in Berlin but remains a Kirkos stalwart, and we’re always excited to put her centre stage. She has studied at RIAM and London’s Royal Academy of Music, and has won numerous prizes including Buffet Crampon Clarinet Prize 2014 and Flax Trust Bursary 2013. She has played alongside Camerata Ireland, Wide Open Opera & Britten-Pears Orchestra, and regularly performs as a contemporary soloist.
As always, we’ll be serving complimentary wine from 7pm, with music beginning at 7.30pm.