Presented in association with Arts in Action, NUI Galway
Andreea Banciu viola | Aileen Cahill piano
Andreea and Aileen celebrate female composers including Rebecca Clarke and Clara Schumann. Andreea and Aileen have put a programme together that celebrates women composers and includes works by Clara Schumann, Rebecca Clarke and “little pieces by Jewish female composers”.
Andreea is well known as violist and founding member of the ConTempo Quartet. She is a lecturer in viola at DIT Conservatory and a Chamber music visiting teacher at the Royal Irish Academy of Music. In 2016 she was awarded an honorary Doctor of Music degree from NUI Galway. Andreea has won 14 International Prizes in Chamber Music Competitions (London, Munich, Berlin, Prague, Graz, Hamburg, Rome). She has performed over 1600 concerts around the world in 40 countries.
A native of county Sligo, Aileen Cahill is a pianist best known as a repetiteur and chamber musician. These days, she performs regularly with members of RTÉ ConTempo Quartet, Concorde contemporary music ensemble and DIT colleagues such as Paul Roe (clarinet) and Ian Dakin (horn). Aileen lectures in Piano Accompaniment at DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama and is repetiteur at Maynooth University.
Admission is free but booking is highly advised.
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