Pianist Fionnuala Moynihan makes a welcome return to Triskel Christchurch on Friday 2 February 2018 to perform the first concert of ‘Schubert’s Completed Piano Sonatas’ series. Four lunchtime concerts and one evening finale make up the series which comes on the heels of a very popular Mozart series in Spring 2017.
Fionnuala is a proud daughter of Cork hailing from the well know musical Moynihan family in Bishopstown. She says 'It is with great excitement, enthusiasm and joy that I look forward to performing this five-recital series of Schubert’s completed piano sonatas in 2018. To perform such monumental works on such a beautiful piano in the celebrated Triskel Arts Centre is a great honour. To bring these much - loved piano sonatas home to my native Cork City is an opportunity I feel very fortunate to have.”
Having already produced and toured 'Clementi: The Piano Sonatas’ and ‘The Complete Piano Sonatas of Mozart’ in recent years Fionnuala is looking forward to sharing her love of Schubert with her audiences. She says “Schubert’s style of composition is both accessible yet highly sophisticated, both naive yet clever, both simple yet complex. Schubert has always been celebrated as the father of song and his ability to write some of the most beautiful melodies ever composed for the piano are clearly evident in his piano sonatas. These sonatas are filled with wonderful melodies, inspirational harmony, virtuosic passages and spirituality. They are musical poetry and convey the wealth of human emotion Schubert felt throughout his life. A humble man, his music let his heart, his genius and his soul take flight. I truly feel his music speaks to everyone and spans the vast array of human emotions from the depths of despair to the heights of true happiness.”
Fionnuala is widely acknowledged as one of Ireland’s leading pianists. Her debut CD ’The Ivory Lady’ was launched in January 2015 and she currently teaches piano performance at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth.