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Crouching Tiger

April 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
€15.00 – €30.00
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Music for Galway & Galway 2020 present

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra | Tan Dun conductor | Giovanni Sollima celloNaomi Berrill the Galway Cello

Bill Whelan: Newly commissioned piece for cello and voice, written for the Galway Cello – World premiere 

Tan Dun: Crouching Tiger Cello Concerto

Tan Dun: The Map – Concerto for cello, video and orchestra


At the very start of the festival, we unveil the Galway Cello, fashioned out of the Galway landscape by luthier Kuros Torkzadeh, for many years resident in Galway. The very first music we hear will be that of Grammy-winning composer and Galway resident Bill Whelan, who has written a new piece for the cello, which will be premiered by Naomi Berrill.  Our opening concert then presents the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of the Oscar-winning composer Tan Dun, making his Irish début and performing music from the movie “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” with the unrivalled Italian cellist Giovanni Sollima.


The Galway Cello is sponsored by MJ Conroy

Giovanni Sollima’s appearance in Cellissimo is kindly sponsored by Techrete

Date: April 25
Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost: €15.00 – €30.00
Event CategoryCellissimo
Venue Name: Bailey Allen Hall, NUI Galway