Enjoy a concert without leaving home

Alena Baeva and Vadym Kholodenko.

West Cork Music want to bring your attention to an upcoming online concert, organised by Music Network, which features violinist Alena Baeva and pianist Vadym Kholodenko performing the world premiere of Release, a new Music Network commission by Irish composer Finola Merivale.

Finola is a past winner of the West Cork Chamber Music Festival Composition Competition and the daughter of Denyse Woods, who was Artistic Director of West Cork Literary Festival for a number of years.

This concert was due to take place in Cork and will now be online on Saturday 25 April at 7pm. We hope you can tune in.

Alena Baeva & Vadym Kholodenko

Saturday 25 April 7pm 

The “Poetic and captivating” (The Strad) Russian violinist Alena Baeva was due to tour Ireland with Katia Skanavi from 24th April – 3rd May. Due to the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak, Music Network has postponed the tour until November 2021.

However, Alena has recorded an online concert especially for Music Network’s audiences, for which she will be joined by her husband Vadym Kholodenko, a pianist who has captivated audiences and critics alike with “his absorbing melodic shading and glittering passage work” (Philadelphia Enquirer).

The duo will perform music by Stravinsky, Brahms and Schumann as well as the world premiere performance of Release, a new Music Network commission from Irish composer Finola Merivale. Viewers will also hear from Finola Merivale in a short Composer Insight Session during the broadcast.

Tune in to the performance on Saturday 25 April at 7pm on Music Network’s digital channels:  YouTube,  FacebookInstagram & Twitter.

WCP Staff

WCP Staff Writer

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