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Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Irish pianist performing a piano recital at Rice University on Friday, December 16, 2011

Northern Irish pianist Cathal Breslin will be performing a piano recital at 

Duncan Recital Hall, 
Shepherd School of Music, 
Rice University in Houston 

on Friday, December 16, 2011 at 7:00pm

This concert will be part of his US tour, sponsored by CultureIreland within the Imagine Ireland project, a year of Irish Arts in America. Concerts will be in PennsylvaniaMichiganFlorida,Texas and New York City, before going to London England for a recital at the prestigious Wigmore Hall.

The concert at Rice University is free and no tickets are required.

  • Brahms: Piano Pieces Op. 118
  • Philip Hammond: Forgotten Longing (New Work based on the poem "Ireland" by John Hewitt)
  • Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No. 4 in C minor Op. 29
  • Chopin: The Four Ballades

Cathal Breslin has been praised worldwide as one of the most exciting artists of his generation. Top prizewinner in many international competitions, including Viotti in Vercelli (a World Federation International Competition), he has recently performed throughout Asia in 
ChinaKorea and Japan; throughout the U.S. in Florida, OhioCalifornia, Michigan, Texas, and New York, including Carnegie Hall; throughout Europe inSpainItalyGreeceGermanyAustriaBulgariaPoland and Portugal, U.K. and Ireland.
In August 2011, Dr. Breslin joined the faculty of Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, where he directs the piano studies program. 


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