Drogheda Classical Music – Irish Chamber Orchestra with Kristian Bezuidenhout piano


After two years of disrupted seasons and great uncertainties, we look forward to ending the 2022/23 season on a high. After the Irish Chamber Orchestra’s last performance at Drogheda with Sheku Kanneh-Mason in 2019, they return with Kristian Bezuidenhout at the helm. Considered one of today’s most remarkable and exciting keyboardists, this contrasting program of Mozart piano concertos will be conducted from the piano and guarantees a dazzling evening of musical creation.

Mozart Piano Concerto No. 18 in B♭ major, K. 456
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major, K. 503

Kristian Bezuidenhout is one of today’s most remarkable and exciting keyboardists, equally at home on the fortepiano, harpsichord and modern piano. Born in South Africa in 1979, he began his studies in Australia, completed them at the Eastman School of Music, and now lives in London. After initial training as a pianist with Rebecca Penneys, he explored early keyboards, studied harpsichord with Arthur Haas, fortepiano with Malcolm Bilson, and continuous playing and performance practice with Paul O’Dette. Kristian first gained international recognition at the age of 21 after winning the prestigious First Prize and Audience Prize at the Bruges Fortepiano Competition.

All concerts take place at St. Peter’s Church in Ireland, Drogheda and, unless otherwise stated, start at 7.30pm. Individual concert tickets are €20 (€18 conc.) with a €150 season pass for all concerts, including all events and concerts as part of the Tara Erraught weekend (only valid for full price tickets). Reservation via Droichead Arts Center on 041 9833946 or www.droichead.com with further information available from www.droghedaclassicalmusic.com

Drogheda Classical Music is funded by the Arts Council and County Louth Council and run in partnership with the Droichead Arts Center with sponsorship from WhitelightEvents and RTÉ Supporting the Arts.


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