Presented in association with Arts in Action, NUI Galway
Celebrated as one of Ireland’s most gifted and exciting musicians, Patrick Rafter has compelled and inspired audiences throughout the world. Hear him perform Bach, Paganini, Sivori and Ysaye.
For the first Music for Galway-curated concert of this series we are delighted to present violinist Patrick Rafter in a solo recital performing works by Bach, Paganini, Sivori and Ysayë. Celebrated as one of Ireland’s most gifted and exciting musicians, he has compelled and inspired audiences throughout the world. A personal invitation to study under Maxym Vengerov has led to 1st prizes in International Competitions and has been a catalyst to an international career. Upcoming projects include an album recording, performances throughout Europe and debuts with leading orchestras such as the London Mozart Players.
Born into an exceptionally musical family, Patrick quickly rose to attention with over 50 national accolades. He is incredibly grateful to the department of Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht to perform on a Jean Baptiste Vuillaume violin made in Paris in 1840 and a Eugene Sartory bow from Paris 1925.
Admission is free but booking is highly advised.
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