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Rising Stars Concert 2019 Rising Stars Concert 2019


University Concert Hall Rising Stars Concert 2019

Rising Stars Concert 2019-  Top left to right: Amy Gillen, Rachel Goode, Kelli-Ann Masterson
Bottom left to right: Grainne Ni Luasa, Louise Sullivan, Accompanist Dearbhla Collins.

University Concert Hall Rising Stars Competition 2019

University Concert Hall (UCH) is delighted to announce details of its third Rising Stars Concert which now forms part of the venue’s annual programme of events. UCH has invited a group of exceptional young artists to become its 2019 Rising Stars and they will perform on Thursday 25th April. The UCH Rising Stars concert brings gifted, young Irish classical artists to the UCH stage, showcasing their considerable talents, through varied, popular, musical programmes of their own choosing.

This year’s five selected artists are Amy Gillen (Flute), Rachel Goode (Soprano), Kelli-Ann Masterson (Soprano), Grainne Ni Luasa (Piano) and Louise Sullivan (French Horn). Having been put forward by various renowned institutions including the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Irish National Opera, Northern Ireland Opera and CIT Cork School of Music, the successful artists bring a wealth of talent and learning to this year’s concert.
Individual programmes on the evening will feature pieces by Puccini, Offenbach, Back and Mozart among others.


Once again UCH is delighted to welcome back Dearbhla Collins as accompanist on the evening. Regarded as one of Ireland’s finest and most versatile musicians, Dearbhla is a prize-winning solo pianist with a distinguished performing career both nationally and internationally. Rising Stars will be presented by Lyric Fm’s Lorcan Murray.

Amy Gillen
Royal Irish Academy of Music
Gaubert Fantaisie
Monti Czardas

Rachel Goode
Irish National Opera
Puccini Quando M’en Vo
Dvorak Song to the Moon
Hughes The stuttering Lovers
Harty Come oh come my life’s delight.

Kelli-Ann Masterson
Northern Ireland Opera
Barber Sure On This Shining Night
Britten The Last Rose of Summer
Offenbach The Doll Song

Gráinne Ní Luasa
CIT Cork School of Music
Bach Italian Concerto BWV 971, first movement.
Szymanowski Étude in C major, Op. 4 No. 4.
Martin The Rainbow Comes and Goes

Louise Sullivan
CIT Cork School of Music
Mozart Horn Concerto No. 2 In Eb Major K.417

University Concert Hall, Limerick
Thursday 25th April, 8pm
Tickets: €10
Friends of UCH Complimentary

To book a ticket, phone 061 331549 or click here. 

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