Saturday, 07.03.2020, 16.15, Goldie Chapel
Violinist Siún Milne and cellist Aoife Nic Athlaoich bring Hungarian folksong and dance, wild rhapsody, verbunkos and melancholic beauty to Nano Nagle Place with Zoltán Kodály’s 1914 masterpiece Duo for Violin and Cello Op. 7. Framed alongside an eclectic mix of music from the 18th to 21st century.
Aoife Nic Athlaoich began her cello studies in the RIAM with Olwen Lewis and later with Nora Gilleece. In 2001 she moved to London to study with David Strange at RAM and completed her studies under the tutelage of Melissa Phelps at the RCM, London where she graduated with a 1st class Hons degree and was awarded the Stanley Picker Scholarship for her Post Graduate Studies. Aoife was invited to take masterclasses with such eminent cellists as Natalia Gutman, Ralph Kirshbaum, Bernard Greenhouse, Johannes Goritzki and Frans Helmerson. Aoife joined the Irish Chamber Orchestra in 2014 with whom she has toured extensively both in Europe and America. Aoife is widely in demand as a baroque cellist and performs regularly with the Irish Baroque Orchestra, Camerata Kilkenny and Sir. John Elliot Gardiner’s acclaimed Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique. She has given solo recitals at East Cork, Galway and Sligo early music festivals.Aoife teaches cello at RIAM, CIT Cork School of music and on the MA in Classical Strings at the University of Limerick. Aoife gratefully acknowledges the support of The Arts Council and Music Network through the Music Capital Scheme.
Siún Milne is a keen chamber musician and has performed with a variety of ensembles throughout her career including the Royal Academy of Music Baroque Soloists at Wigmore Hall, The Vanbrugh Quartet, Callino Quartet, European Union Chamber Orchestra, Arensky Chamber Orchestra, Camerata Ireland and Musici Ireland. She is currently a member of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.
Siun has participated in masterclasses with Gerhard Schulz at IMS Prussia Cove, Sarah Chang, Thomas Brandis, Pavlo Beznosiuk, Benjamin Schmid, Eric Höbarth and Rachel Podger. As a part of Ólafur Arnald’s string quartet, Siún performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival, Cross-Linx Festival, Volksbühne Berlin and has toured the UK with Arnald’s soundtrack for “Broadchurch”. She has performed with a diverse range of artists including Mark Ronson, Mícheál O’ Suilleabháin, Frankie Gavin, singer-songwriter Rumer on BBC’s Later with Jools Holland, Loah at the National Concert Hall and Efterklang. She plays regularly with the Irish Chamber Orchestra and has performed with renowned soloists such as Tabea Zimmerman, Igor Levit, Elizabeth Leonskaja and Jörg Widmann at Zürich Tonhalle, Heidelberg Frühlingsfest, Wiener Konzerthaus, Würzburg Mozart Fest, Storioni Festival Eindhoven, Rheingau Festival, Lincoln Centre New York and Konzerthaus Berlin.