Take a musical trip to Venice

Quartetto di Venezia .

Quartetto di Venezia .

IF YOU are not planning to, or cannot, go to Venice for your holidays this year, then do the next best thing by taking in a concert by the Quartetto di Venezia and Italian pianist Roberto Nosè.

Music for Galway presents Venetian Bookends (Part 2 ) concert in The Ardilaun, Taylor’s Hill, on Thursday April 30 at 8pm.

On the night Nosè and the Quartetto will play Verdi’s String Quartet in E minor; Mozart’s Variations on a theme of Salieri KV 180 in G major; Chopin’s Souvenir de Paganini in A major; Berio’s Four Elemental Pieces; Liszt’s Rigoletto Paraphrase; and Martucci’s Piano Quintet in C major, Op 45. The pieces are either by Italian composers or were inspired by the country of Italy.

Alberto Nosè was the winner of First Prize, Gold Medal, and Sony Audience Prize of the 15th Paloma O’Shea International Piano Competition of Santander, Spain, in 2005. He first gained recognition at the age of 11, taking First Prize in the Jugend Für Mozart International Competition in Salzburg, thanks to which he held his first concert tour around Italy, Austria, and France.

The Quartetto di Venezia were formed in 1984 and have performed across Europe, the Americas, Japan, and the Middle East. They have recorded extensively for TV and radio, as well as for a number of different record companies.

Tickets are €20/16/6 and are available form Opus II, St Augustine Street or from Music for Galway on 091 - 705962. For more information email [email protected]

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