“UNLIKE MANY virtuosos, Haefliger is a musician first and pianist second...Andreas Haefliger is a pianist to watch. More importantly, he is a pianist to listen to.”
So said the Chicago Tribune about the Swiss pianist Andreas Haefliger who will open Music For Galway’s 29th Season with the concert Purely Piano on Thursday September 24 at 8pm in the Aula Maxima, NUI Galway.
On the night Andreas will perform sonatas by Mozart, Beethoven, and Brahms. His live performances have been highly praised. He was described in The Guardian as “one to take risks, which makes him a fascinating artist”, while The Independent said “there seems to be no limit to the resources of Haefliger’s touch”.
For its new season, Music For Galway will host concerts by classical musicians from 12 different countries. Concerts will take place in the Aula Maxima in NUI Galway, the Town Hall Theatre, St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church, and the Nuns Island Theatre.
This year marks the 200th anniversary of the births of Chopin and Schumann. Their piano music will feature in recitals by French pianist Cédric Tiberghien in November and James Lisney, who will also offer piano workshops, in February.
The January mini-festival, Fantasies and Fairytales, opens the Schumann year and features the Irish debut of Russian baritone Rodion Pogossov joined by Romanian pianist Eduard Stan, German clarinettist Johannes Peitz, and ConTempo.
Join Music For Galway as a member by purchasing a full season ticket (30 per cent off full price and free membership ), or the Autumn Season or Spring Season (20 per cent of full price tickets and free membership ). Join Music for Galway before October 12 and you will be able to bring a guest to one of the first two concerts in the season.