A distinguished Inishowen pianist will perform her first home concert in Moville tomorrow evening alongside a Derry tenor.
Nadene Fiorentini, the National Concert Hall’s Rising Star of 2014 will be joined at Glencrow Hall by Derry tenor Ciaran Kelly.
Nadene is currently going into her 10th and final year of continuous education at third level having completed a four year undergraduate degree, a two year Masters and a Doctorate at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, with three years completed and a final year ahead.
She has combined her education with maintaining an active performing career, including two sell-out performances at Ireland’s National Concert Hall and is also devoted to teaching piano and developing a love of music in her students both at home in Greencastle and at the Academy of Music in Dublin, where she is also a music examiner.
Her future performance engagements for 2016 include appearances in Dublin, Sligo,
Galway and more.
She told the ‘Journal’ she was “really looking forward to performing on home ground,” although admitted that an audience of familiar faces “also brings an element of added pressure.”
During her performance, Nadene will also be fondly remembering her beloved grandfather, Victor Fiorentini.
She said: “My grandfather, who just recently passed away, was well known in the Inishowen and Derry musical scenes through his involvement with operas, dance and brass bands and choral music. It is particularly significant that my guest artist, Ciarán Kelly, also has Moville connections as Ciarán’s late grandfather, Donal Doherty, was strongly involved with the choirs and operas in the area and was a good friend of my Granda Victor. In fact, at the recent wake it was mentioned by Sister Paula, the musical director of the church choir at the time, that Granda Victor now has his place with Donal and his brother PJ Doherty in the chorus of angels. Ciarán’s uncle, Donal, is also widely known for his continued contribution to musical life in Derry and beyond while Ciarán himself pursues an active performance career from his London base.”
Nadene added: “I know that both Ciarán and I will certainly have our grandfathers in mind in the lead up to and during this concert and the programme features songs, which we hope will recall fond memories for our families. “
The concert, which takes place tomorrow, September 5th at 8pm, will provide a flavour of solo piano works by Haydn, Brahms, Chopin and Debussy amidst a collection of well-known melodies for piano and voice to include The Salley Gardens, The Last Rose of Summer and more.
Nadene, described by the Irish Examiner as “a serious artist with a maturity that belies her years,” said: “This concert is something, which has been a pipe dream for both of us for a number of years, and it is nice to see it becoming a reality this weekend. We hope that people will turn out to support and enjoy this evening of piano and song in Glencrow Hall at 8pm.”
Tickets, priced at 10 euro for adults and five euro for children and students, are on sale in Gillen’s Supermarket and Centra in Moville, Frankie’s Chipvan, Mc Laughlin’s Shop in Greencastle, Supervalu in Carn and Centra in Muff.s