Waterford Music and Musici Ireland present an exciting programme of virtuosic works for Violin and Viola, showcasing two of Ireland’s most respected musicians: Jane Hackett and Beth McNinch.
Date: Sunday, May 22nd 2022
Venue: Garter Lane Arts Centre
Jane Hackett – violin
Beth McNinch – viola
Jane Hackett is an Irish professional freelance violinist based between Dublin and Vienna. She performs regularly with the National Symphony Orchestra, Irish Chamber Orchestra, RTE Concert Orchestra, Irish National Opera and the ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra in Vienna. She has appeared as soloist with the RTE Concert Orchestra, is an RDS Rising Star, and is supported by the Arts Council of Ireland, Dublin City Council and South Dublin County Council. Jane enjoys a diverse mix of repertoire, spanning from solo, chamber and orchestral, to experimental performance art and contemporary music. She is a member of the contemporary music group, Kirkos Ensemble and is interested in cross art collaborations and has recently been commissioned to work with artists and devise performances in the area of dance and visual art.
Beth McNinch studied viola at the GSMD & RAM in London, continuing with a successful freelance career, performing with all major symphony orchestras in the UK, including the London Symphony Orchestra & BBC Symphony Orchestra. She has appeared as principal violist with English national Ballet, London Sinfonietta, Wexford Festival Opera, Irish National Opera, RTE Symphony & Concert Orchestras and the Ulster Orchestra. She is recipient of the SEVN bursary, researching & recording works for solo viola by female composers. Beth is also recipient of an arts council bursary to study viola d’amore. She has also been awarded a place on Creation 21/22, a mentoring scheme run by the Performance Corporation to encourage cross genre collaborations.
The programme includes a world premiere performance of British composer Libby Croads “Deeds not Words” commissioned by violist Beth McNinch as part of her SEVN Bursary awarded in 2021.
The piece is based on the fight of the suffragettes to gain women’s right to vote.
Sibelius Duo in C Major [6’]
Mozart Duo K424 in G [21’]
John Buckley “A few notes for Jim” for solo violin [5’]
Bartok 7 duos [9’]
Handel Halverson Passacaglia [7.30’]
Martinu 3 Madrigals [17’]
Libby Croad “Deeds not Words” for solo viola WORLD PREMIERE [5’]
Spohr Grand Duo for violin and viola Op.35 [18’]