The Contemporary Music Centre Salon Series 2016: Sebastian Adams

26 May 2016 19:00

Lutheran Hall

The Contemporary Music Centre continues its 2016 Salon series with Sebastian Adams – solo viola. Sebastian Adams is a busy viola player, especially active in contemporary music, and has premiered over forty works, including pieces by Gerald Barry, Raymond Deane and Ian Wilson. He is chairman of the Irish Composers’ Collective, artistic advisor to the Fishamble Sinfonia and founder and director of Kirkos.

Born in Amsterdam to Irish parents in 1991, Sebastian has studied composition in Vienna with Karlheinz Essl and under Kevin O’Connell and Jonathan Nangle at the Royal Irish Academy of Music. He has composed over sixty concert pieces and his music has been performed all over Ireland, including performances at Kaleidoscope and the Hilltown Festival, as well as in Belgium and Austria. Recent commissions have included those from the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, the New Ross Piano Festival and Dun Laoghaire Organ Concerts. Other performers have included the Crash Ensemble, Kirkos, The Robinson Panoramic Quartet, Benyounes Quartet, William Dowdall, Kate Ellis, Sarah Watts, Izumi Kimura, Cora Venus Lunny and Andrew Zolinsky. Sebastian is currently Composer-in-residence with RTE lyric FM.


Daniel Barkley: Viola
Garrett Sholdice: Presage 
Christopher McAteer: Threads and Traces 
Jonathan Nangle: Crowned with a halo of gold and decorated with white flowers
Finola Merivale: Hypnic Jerks 

Composers featured will be present to talk about their work and the salon is hosted by composer Jonathan Nangle.
Admission is free.

Lutheran Hall

24 Adelaide Road
Dublin 2

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