The Festival’s fine Steinway instrument is given an athletic workout by the leading international pianist, Barry Douglas. Barry has established a major international career since winning the Gold Medal at the 1986 Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition, Moscow, whilst as Artistic Director of Camerata Ireland and the Clandeboye Festival, he continues to celebrate his Irish heritage together with maintaining a busy international touring schedule. In the past two seasons Barry has performed with a list of orchestras that includes the London Symphony, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Russian National, Vancouver Symphony, Oregon Symphony and the Hallé. He also marked the 30th anniversary of his Tchaikovsky Competition win with full Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto cycles with the RTE Orchestra in Dublin and the Ulster Orchestra in Belfast.
Rachmaninov Moments Musicaux Op. 16
Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 Appassionata
Tchaikovsky Grand Piano Sonata in G major, Op. 37
Generously sponsored by Gordon & Tina Owen and an anonymous donor
Barry Douglas (photo: Benjamin Ealovega)