Musici Ireland


Jane Hackett, violin
Beth McNinch, viola
Vourneen Ryan, flute

Saturday 25th February 2023 | 8.00pm

 

Please note that this concert will not be held at Tullynally
The Venue is St. Michael's Church, The Square, Castlepollard, Co. Westmeath N91 KR76

 

BIOGRAPHIES

Beth McNinch studied at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and at the Royal Academy of Music in London. Beth began her freelance career in London, where she was in a great demand from major orchestras in the UK.
She performed regularly with the London Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, English National Opera, BBC Concert Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Ballet Sinfonia, London Sinfonietta, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Ulster Symphony Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Symphony Orchestra of Wales. Since moving to Ireland in 2007, Beth has worked and toured in Ireland and America with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and Camerata Ireland with Barry Douglas. She is principal viola of the Wexford Festival Opera Orchestra and has appeared as guest principal with English National Ballet, the RTÉ Symphony and Concert Orchestras.
As a soloist, Beth has performed the Telemann viola concerto many times and Vaughn Williams’ Flos Campi for Solo Viola, Choir and Orchestra. Beth made her solo debut at the National Concert Hall in 2013. She was soloist for Mozart Sinfonia Concertante in 2015 with Ioana Petcu-Colan on violin at the National Opera House, Ireland.
Beth is a prolific chamber musician, having played regularly in string quartets since the age of nine.
Beth is the founder and Artistic Director of Musici Ireland. She plays on a cut down Viol by Barak Norman, dating back to the1650s. The instrument was made into a viola by Matthew Hardie in 1818.
Beth used to jump out of planes and scuba dive the Great Barrier Reef but now you’re more likely to find her cuddling up with the dog and watching Netflix or playing dominoes with her husband and son! They are lucky enough to live a stone’s throw from beautiful Curracloe Beach in Co. Wexford.

 

Jane Hackett. Having completed her BA at the Royal Irish Academy of Music and recently MA in Classical String Performance at the University of Limerick, Jane has performed regularly with the National Symphony Orchestra, RTE Concert Orchestra, Irish Chamber Orchestra and Wexford Festival Opera. She has studied abroad at the University of Graz, Austria and Bloomington, Indiana and has taken masterclasses with leading pedagogues, including Maxim Vengerov in the National Concert Hall.
Jane is an Irish professional violinist based between Dublin and Vienna. She performs regularly with the National Symphony Orchestra, Irish Chamber Orchestra, RTE Concert Orchestra, Irish National Opera and with the ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra in Vienna. She has appeared as soloist with the RTE Concert Orchestra on a number of occasions and at the Carthage International World Music Festival Tunisia, is an RDS Rising Star and is a recipient of numerous Awards including Individual Artist and Creative Ireland Awards, Agility and Lyric FM Bursaries and is supported by the Arts Council of Ireland, Dublin City Council, South Dublin County Council and Culture Ireland. Jane enjoys a diverse mix of repertoire, spanning from solo, chamber and orchestral, to experimental performance art and contemporary music.
She is a long standing violinist of the contemporary music group, Kirkos Ensemble, performing and composing works for ‘New Music Dublin’ and a member of the Contemporary Music Centre’s ‘Artist Network of Colleagues Programme’ hosting discussions and working with Irish composers. Jane is interested in cross art collaborations and has recently been commissioned to work in the field of improvisation with artists from India, Italy. She is a proud member and recently appointed Co-Director of the chamber ensemble, Musici Ireland with whom she performs chamber works and co curates multidisciplinary performances around Ireland Having completed her BA at the Royal Irish Academy of Music and recently MA in Classical String Performance at the University of Limerick, Jane has performed regularly with the National Symphony Orchestra, RTE Concert Orchestra, Irish Chamber Orchestra and Wexford Festival Opera. She has studied abroad at the University of Graz, Austria and Bloomington, Indiana and has taken masterclasses with leading pedagogues, including Maxim Vengerov in the National Concert Hall.
Jane is an Irish professional violinist based between Dublin and Vienna. She performs regularly with the National Symphony Orchestra, Irish Chamber Orchestra, RTE Concert Orchestra, Irish National Opera and with the ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra in Vienna. She has appeared as soloist with the RTE Concert Orchestra on a number of occasions and at the Carthage International World Music Festival Tunisia, is an RDS Rising Star and is a recipient of numerous Awards including Individual Artist and Creative Ireland Awards, Agility and Lyric FM Bursaries and is supported by the Arts Council of Ireland, Dublin City Council, South Dublin County Council and Culture Ireland. Jane enjoys a diverse mix of repertoire, spanning from solo, chamber and orchestral, to experimental performance art and contemporary music.
She is a long standing violinist of the contemporary music group, Kirkos Ensemble, performing and composing works for ‘New Music Dublin’ and a member of the Contemporary Music Centre’s ‘Artist Network of Colleagues Programme’ hosting discussions and working with Irish composers. Jane is interested in cross art collaborations and has recently been commissioned to work in the field of improvisation with artists from India, Italy. She is a proud member and recently appointed Co-Director of the chamber ensemble, Musici Ireland with whom she performs chamber works and co curates multidisciplinary performances around Ireland.

 

Vourneen Ryan began her studies with Doris Keogh at the Royal Irish Academy of Music. In 1995, Vourneen was awarded a scholarship to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where she studied under Edward Beckett, Philippa Davies, Sarah Newbold and Paul Edmund-Davies.
Vourneen held the position of sub-principal flute with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra from 2004-2007 and now freelances regularly with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, RTE Concert Orchestra, RTE Symphony Orchestra,Northern Sinfonia, Opera Theatre Company and the Scottish Ballet. Vourneen has given many recitals at home and abroad including chamber music recitals with Merchant Winds quintet, Fusion wind quintet and the Oriel trio.
She recently performed on the critically acclaimed Louth Contemporary Music Society’s CD’s “A Place Between” and “Path”. Along with her performing career, Vourneen has recently been involved in setting up a Career and Enterprise skills programme for students at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. Vourneen is a recipient of Countess of Munster, Hattori Foundation and Arts Council of Ireland bursaries.

 

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2023 Concert schedule

  • January 25th Musici Ireland
  • March 25th The Callino Quartet

Autumn 2023 concert dates will be posted later. 
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