Piano masterclass expected from Barry Douglas

Barry Douglas

PIANIST… Barry Douglas

THE HEADLINE act at this year’s Fermanagh Live (FLIVE) festival, is world-renowned pianist, Barry Douglas.

Douglas has established a major international career since winning the gold medal at the 1986 Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition, Moscow.

As artistic director of Camerata Ireland and the Clandeboye festival, he continues to celebrate his Irish heritage while also maintaining a busy international touring schedule.

And, on September 29, in the Ardhowen Theatre, Barry performs as part of the festival.

Barry told the Fermanagh Herald that he is ‘very excited’ to be in Enniskillen ‘as it is such a vibrant and beautiful place’.

Barry, who recently embarked on a major project to record the entire solo piano works of Brahms and Schubert, has already garnered rave reviews which variously praise his ‘pianistic fireworks, fleet fingered bravura, gorgeous burnished tone, deep velvet cushion legatos and rhythms galvanised with great energy’.

In this intimate recital he will include pieces by both composers.

Barry explained: “This is a little very known and not so known great piano music from Brahms and Schubert – full of very beautiful lyricism.”

Thanks to the Joan Trimble Awards, administered by The Fermanagh Trust, the first 40 young people age 25 and under to apply in person to Ardhowen Theatre Box Office will be able to purchase a youth ticket for £5 (proof of age required).


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