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Date(s) - 23/04/2015
8:00 pm-10:30 pm

Georgian Large Room


ARTE Lounge: Thomas Hampson, Anne Sofie von Otter, Avi Avital, Ksenija Sidorova, Adam CohenGrammy-nominated mandolinist Avi Avital has been recognised by The New York Times for his “exquisitely sensitive playing” and “stunning agility”. Deeply committed to building a fresh legacy for the mandolin, his finesse and verve reimagine the world of the instrument. Accordion player Ksenija Sidorova combines dazzling flair with breathtaking virtuosity, receiving widespread critical acclaim for her performances. Together, the pair deliver a charming and captivating concert experience.

Programme includes: Béla Bartók; Manuel de Falla; J.S. Bach; Fritz Kreisler; Ian Wilson; Alfred Schnittke and Astor Piazzolla.

“Avi Avital’s programme of music for solo mandolin boldly bypasses the obvious with playing of sheer brilliance” The Telegraph

“Accordionist Ksenija Sidorova runs the gamut from Mozart to Piazzolla with dazzling flair…all played with light, shade, delicacy – and breathtaking virtuosity.” The Observer

“Everything you never dreamt a mandolin could do… truly breathtaking in virtuosity and dedication.” Haaretz Dail

“The silver lining was Ksenija Sidorova….. for she has the ability to steal a musical heart.” The Telegraph

€20/€18 adults/€5 under 25s