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Since taking first prize at the Clara Haskil International Piano Competition in Vevey, Switzerland in 1999, pianist Finghin Collins enjoys a flourishing career that embraces Ireland, Europe, the United States and Asia. He makes a major contribution to musical life in his native Ireland, where he is Artistic Director of the New Ross Piano Festival and Music for Galway....  Click here for biography

 

Finghin Collins acknowledges the support of The Arts Council and Music Network through the Music Capital Scheme 2008.  

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Widely regarded as one of Ireland's finest classical musicians, last yaer Finghin Collins completed a fascinating project as the first ever Associate Artist of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra in Dublin. As part of this three-year tenure, he performed the complete Mozart and Beethoven piano concertos with the orchestra, directing most of them from the keyboard. He then recorded a CD of four of his favourite concertos on the RTÉ lyric label. 

"It's clear that Finghin Collins delights in Mozart and the four concertos here are the fruits of his time as Associate Artist with the RTE National SO, which he directs from the keyboard. The works range widely in mood, from the relatively carefree K415 to the proto-Beethovenian K466, and Collins is alive to their different personalities and at pains to give each phrase apt contour and detail.  The long lines of the slow movement of K415 are finely wrought in what is perhaps the most compelling performance in the set."

Harriet Smith, Gramophone Magazine, September 2013

 

 


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Listening Post

Finale from Concerto No. 22 in E flat K. 482 (extract)

Mozart Piano Concertos Nos 13, 18, 20, 22 RTÉ lyric fm New Release May 2013 CD 143

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