New Music::New Ireland - Interview with Ioana Petcu-Colan and Michael McHale

New Music::New Ireland - Interview with Ioana Petcu-Colan and Michael McHale

Violinist Ioana Petcu-Colan and pianist Michael McHale talk about their new music::new Ireland concert in Kings Place, London on 16 November 2009.

new music::new Ireland is an international programme of the Contemporary Music Centre and comprises a series of musical events and initiatives designed to showcase the work of Irish composers and performers on the international stage.

As part of the programme, CMC presents two concerts offering a two-part look at contemporary music for violin and piano. The first of these linked but contrasting performances took place on 12 October, with Darragh Morgan (violin) and Mary Dullea (piano) performing a cutting-edge programme of works by Irish composers.

The second programme, on 16 November features Ioana Petcu-Colan and Michael McHale who explore the more lyrical side of the repertoire. Taking as a starting point the individual sound-worlds of the violin and the piano, their recital points up themes of contrast and complement in works by Ronan GuilfoylePhilip Hammond,Philip Martin and Ian Wilson.

The concert takes place in the new Kings Place venue, a creative centre within five minutes walk of King's Cross-St Pancras station. Tickets are available online from Kings Place,, priced from £9.50.

Ioana Petcu-Colan and Michael McHale were interviewed by Niamh Heery in the Contemporary Music Centre on 8 May 2009.

The views expressed in this interview are those of the persons concerned and are not necessarily the views of the Contemporary Music Centre.