Afternoon of classical sounds coming to Westport

Violinist Catherine Leonard and pianist Hugh Tinney will visit Westport on Sunday 7 October for an afternoon concert at 4pm in Holy Trinity Church as part of Westport Arts Festival. Their programme artfully combines two Beethoven sonatas (No.6 and the "Kreutzer" Sonata ) with Westport born Raymond Deane’s “Parthenia Violata” and Ravel’s Sonata in G major.

Catherine Leonard and Hugh Tinney, two of Ireland's foremost musicians with highly successful solo careers in Ireland and internationally, have performed as a duo since 2000. As well as participating in many festivals, they have toured in Ireland, Finland and Sweden and in 2010, they performed to great acclaim on a Camerata Pacifica tour of Los Angeles and the US West Coast.

A highly regarded soloist in Ireland and throughout Europe, Catherine Leonard is principal artist for the California-based chamber ensemble, Camerata Pacifica. Hugh Tinney is one of Ireland’s most distinguished and best loved pianists; he has performed in over 30 countries worldwide s Tickets at €15 (€12 concession ) are available on-line at www.classicallinks.ie and at www.westportartsfestival.com as well as the Festival Box Office in Brewery Lane, off Bridge Street (12pm to 2pm and 5pm to 7pm. )

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