WWF Rising Stars Concert: Amy Gillen & Frasier Hickland
Our featured May 2023 Festival Rising Stars are Irish flautist Amy Gillen and pianist Frasier Hickland, both of whom have already made an impressive impact on the music scene at home and abroad.
Winner of the Sir James Galway Rising Star Award and the Irish Freemasons Young Musician of the Year, Amy has performed as soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra, has made her debut performance at London’s Wigmore Hall and was selected by the Royal College of Music to perform for Britain’s Prince Charles in 2021.
Amy will be joined by the acclaimed young Irish pianist Fraiser Hickland, who has recently been featured on both BBC Radio 3 ‘In Tune’, and on BBC Radio Ulster’s ‘Classical Connections’.
Their gorgeous programme showcases the great versatility of the flute and piano repertoire, crossing centuries and continents from Prokofiev's romantic Romeo and Juliet Suite to music by Japanese film composer Takatsugu Muramatsu. The concert will also include a chance to hear the winning work from the West Wicklow Chamber Music Festival Composition Competition 2023.
Takatsugu Muramatsu Earth
Briccialdi Fantasia on Verdi's Macbeth
Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet Suite West Wicklow Chamber Music Festival Composition Winner
Mendelssohn Nocturne from Midsummer Night’s Dream
Taffanel Fantaisie on themes from 'Der Freischütz'