Sundays at Noon : Máire Carroll - piano
04 December 2022
Tickets available Here from 10 am November 28th
Admission Free (tickets via eventbrite)
Unfortunately, due to illness, the previously scheduled artist, Elisaveta Blumina, has had to cancel this Sunday's performance in the gallery. Pianist Máire Carroll has kindly agreed to step in and perform a concert of Philip Glass' Piano Études.
We are delighted to have Máire this Sunday and all previously reserved tickets are valid for this concert.
Máire Carroll - piano
Philip Glass - Études
Philip Glass - Études
No. 12 in d minor
No. 1 in g minor
No. 2 in C major
No. 10 in G major
No. 16 in g minor
No. 7 in a minor
No. 20 in C major
No. 6 in f minor
Máire Carroll has performed throughout Europe, Asia, United States and Canada including performances at Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall, National Opera House in Tallinn, Liszt Academy, Budapest, the Barbican, Royal Over-Seas League, St. John’s Smith Square and the National Concert Hall, Dublin.
Máire is the Artistic Director of Hidden Pianos, which she launched in 2018 with the aim of sharing classical and contemporary music in site-specific locations. Hidden Pianos is an intimate performance experience bringing the piano to exciting venues and has been featured on RTÉ Radio 1, RTÉ Lyric FM, RTÉ Radio na Gaeltachta, BBC Radio Cymru, BBC Radio Ulster, RTÉ Culture and The Irish Times. Venues so far have included Dublin Port, Waterways Ireland, 14 Henrietta Street, Lighthouse Cinema and MoLI. Each Hidden Pianos features a newly commissioned piece, composed by Máire and inspired by the location. Her recent Hidden Pianos commission from the National Gallery of Ireland was premiered in 2022 and is inspired by Renaissance female=|” artist Lavinia Fontana. In 2020 Máire was delighted to take part in a residency at the Banff Centre of the Arts, Canada for Hidden Pianos.
Máire recently performed two solo recitals in September 2022 at the New Ross Piano Festival, and for the Dublin Philharmonic Society. During covid, she performed as part of Culture Ireland’s #IrelandPerforms campaign. Máire collaborated with RTE2FM to create Classical Collision, a fusion of classical and pop music at Body and Soul Festival, 2019. Máire’s debut album ROADS was released in 2018 and the HIDDEN PIANOS album was released in 2021.
Máire regularly collaborates with composers at home and abroad. In 2021 Máire was awarded a Bank of Ireland, Begin Together Arts Fund Award, for her recording project SUDDEN CHANGES in partnership with the Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland. The album will feature the work of Amanda Feery, Nick Roth, Sam Perkin, Anna Murray & David Coonan. She gave the world premiere of Jonathan Nangles ‘Surface Patterns’ at the National Gallery, Dublin as part of New Music Dublin Festival in 2020. In 2018 Bill Whelan composed ‘Educo’ for Máire, guitarist Shane Hennessy and Crash Ensemble. Máire has worked with the London Sinfonietta and regularly performs with Crash Ensemble. She has performed with Crash Ensemble at New Music Dublin, GAIDA contemporary festival, Lithuania, the Homecoming Festival in Ohio, USA, CrashLands series across Ireland and she has featured on Crash Ensemble album releases including Wingform, Grey Area and Crashlands. In 2018, Máire was selected as a fellow to attend Bang on a Can festival, at Mass MoCa, USA. Máire was the 2018 winner of the RDS Collins Memorial Prize and was the recipient of the 2015 Jim McNaughton/Tilestyle Artist Bursary. She was the winner of the 2012 RDS Music Bursary, the first pianist to have won this prestigious award. Máire graduated from her M.MUS degree with distinction, at the Royal Academy of Music, London where she studied on scholarship with Christopher Elton. She was awarded an LRAM degree and she was the 2016 winner of the RAM, London, Franz Reizenstein Award, awarded for outstanding achievement. Máire began her studies at the age of four at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin with Gillian Smith later studying with Dr. John O’Conor, Ray Keary and Hugh Tinney. Máire is currently completing a Doctorate at Trinity College Dublin and the RIAM, where her area of research focuses on the Modern Piano Étude. In November 2022, Máire performed all twenty Philip Glass Piano Études across two sold out evenings at the NCH, Dublin. This season, Máire will perform at the Princess Grace Library in Monaco and with Crash Ensemble at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival UK. Her latest Hidden Pianos event took place at the National Gallery of Ireland on December 1st, 2022.