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RDS Rising Stars

The RDS Rising Stars Concerts showcase new talent in Irish classical music and simultaneously provide an audience and a venue for talented third-level music students to help them gain valuable performance experience.

These free concerts are part of the RDS Arts work programme which provides a platform that supports the transition from student to emerging artist; encouraging the pursuit of a career in visual art, craft or music. The Rising Stars Concerts take place twice a year in spring and autumn and are free to attend but online booking is required.


The next RDS Rising Stars Concert will take place on 9 May 2017 in the RDS Concert Hall and Mr Ian Fox will be the Compère of the evening.



Performer and Programme Details

Christopher Moriarty-Pearson (clarinet) accompanied by Gary Beecher

- Christopher Moriarty (b. 1993): Draoícht for solo clarinet

- Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Première rhapsodie for clarinet and piano


Robert McAllister (bass/baritone) accompanied by Dearbhla Collins

- Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901): "Come dal ciel precipita" (Macbeth)

- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): "Madamina" (Don Giovanni)

- Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958): "The Vagabond" (Songs of Travel)


David McElroy (violin) accompanied by Catherina Lemoni

- Archangelo Corelli (1653-1713): Violin Sonata in D, Mo. 1 Opus 5

i Adagio - Allegro - Adagio

ii Allegro

- William Kroll (1901-1980): Banjo & Fiddle

- Peter Illich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893): Mélodie in E flat (Souvenir d'un lieu cher Opus 42, No. 3 - moderato con moto)


Aidan Chan (piano) 

- Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849): Étude Opus 10 No. 3 in E major

Ballade Opus 52 No. 4 in F minor


Aoife Gibney - Winner of the 2016 RDS Music Bursary

Soprano accompanied by Killian Farrell

- Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826): "Kommt ein Schlanker bursch gegangen” (Der Freischütz)

- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791): “Deh vieni non tardar” (Le Nozze di Figaro)

- Charles Gounod (1818 – 1893): “Je veux vivre”

- Léo Delibes (1836 – 1891): “Les filles de Cadix” (bolero)



For further information contact:

Dara O'Leary
RDS Arts Programme Manager
Dublin 4
Tel: +353 (0) 1 240 7255
Email: arts@rds.ie

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