Performance at the National Concert Hall, Ireland

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Matthew Schellhorn returns to Ireland to perform at the National Concert Hall, Dublin, as part of the Contemporary Music Centre’s Salon Series, on Wednesday 28 May at 18:00.

Presenting a programme of Irish piano music, Matthew Schellhorn makes a particular focus on works composed as test pieces for competition or with specific technical challenges in mind.

The programme includes Ian Wilson’s Verschwindend, a short, challenging piece commissioned for the 2003 Dublin International Piano Competition and given its UK premiere in 2007 by Matthew Schellhorn.

Linda Buckley contributes a new piece, serein, built upon technical ideas stemming from her preparation of a test piece for next year’s competition.

At the centre of the programme is a new work by Seán Clancy: exploring ‘singular activities that are devoid of drama’, Thirteen Minutes of Music on the Subject of the Transformation of Things represents ideas that currently occupy the composer’s thoughts.

The performance concludes with the second performance of Gráinne Mulvey’s Steel-grey splinters, commissioned by Matthew Schellhorn and released on disc in February 2014.

Admission Free | Booking Recommended | tel: 01 417 0000 | www.nch.ie

Full programme:

Ian Wilson Verschwindend (2001) 5′
Linda Buckley serein (2014) 6′ WORLD PREMIERE
Seán Clancy Thirteen Minutes of Music on the Subject of the Transformation of Things (2014) 13′ IRISH PREMIERE
Gráinne Mulvey Steel-grey splinters (2012) 8′ IRISH PREMIERE

CD launch tour continues

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Matthew Schellhorn's performances of Ian Wilsons' Stations continue, with concerts during May in Cambridge and Thorpe Bay, during June at the Wymondham Music Festival, and during July in Ripon Cathedral.

Ian Wilson: Stations

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Forthcoming song recitals

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Matthew Schellhorn renews his collaboration with "electric" (Early Music Today) soprano Susanna Fairbairn with song recitals in Oxford and the Harwich Festival.

Susanna Fairbairn

They will perform works by Debussy, Ravel, Poulenc and Colin Riley in a programme inspired by themes of childhood. On Saturday May 24 at 20:00 their performance in the Leonard Wolfson Auditorium, Oxford, will include the World Premiere of John Duggan's The Owl and the Pussycat. And on Friday 4th July at 13:00 their appearance in the Harwich Festival will include the World Premiere of Toby Young's Pretty Stories for Little Children.

Full details for Oxford | Full details for Harwich Festival

RTÉ lyric fm features Ian Wilson: Stations

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Matthew Schellhorn's new album Ian Wilson: Stations will be featured on RTÉ lyric fm's "Nova" programme on Sunday 6th April 2014 at 20:00.

RTE

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New solo disc now available

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Matthew Schellhorn's new disc, Ian Wilson: Stations, is released today, Sunday 6th April 2014. Released on Diatribe Records, Ireland's leading label for new music, this is Matthew Schellhorn's first solo CD.

Ian Wilson: Stations

Stations is a monumental piano work inspired by the Stations of the Cross. Describing the piece as "more contemplative than pictorial", The Irish Times has written that "Matthew Schellhorn plays with a control that matches the determination and focus of the work as a whole".

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Launch concert this week

The launch concert will take place at St George's Cathedral, Southwark, on Tuesday 8th April 2014 at 19:30. The concert is free with a retiring collection in aid of the Holy Land and will include meditations by The Most Rev Bernard Longley, Archbishop of Birmingham. All are welcome.

Please note the venue is St George's Cathedral, Southwark (not the Anglican Cathedral). The exact location is shown here.