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Finghin Collins : Beethoven 250

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20 Sep

Finghin Collins : Beethoven 250

20th September 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

One of Ireland’s most successful musicians and significant musical ambassadors, Finghin Collins was born in Dublin in 1977 and, following initial lessons with his sister Mary, studied piano at the Royal Irish Academy of Music with John O’Conor and at the Geneva Conservatoire with Dominique Merlet. His international career was launched by winning first prize at the Clara Haskil International Piano Competition in Switzerland in 1999. He has performed in recital and with major orchestras throughout Europe and the United States, as well as in the Far

East and Australia.




Piano Sonata No. 5 in C minor, Op. 10, No. 1   1796-1798

Allegro molto e con brio

Adagio molto

Finale: Prestissimo


Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 ‘Appassionata‘  1804-1806

Allegro assai

Andante con moto

Allegro ma non troppo – Presto



Piano Sonata No. 27 in E minor, Op. 90          1814


Mit Lebhaftigkeit und durchaus mit Empfindung und Ausdruck (“With liveliness and with feeling and expression throughout”)

Nicht zu geschwind und sehr singbar vorgetragen (“Not too swiftly and conveyed in a singing manner”)


Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111   1821-1822


Maestoso – Allegro con brio ed appassionato (Mysterious – brisk, with vigour and passion)

Arietta: Adagio molto semplice e cantabile (slowly, very simply and singing)

Sponsored by: Helen and Vincent Foley 

Photo credit: Frances-Marshall


Date: 20th September 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Time: 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Venue: St. Joseph’s Church
Address: Westport Rd
Organizer Name: Clifden Arts Festival
Phone: +353 (0)87 331 5009


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