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Clara Schumann: The Unsung Heroine of Romanticism

February 20, 2020 at 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Clara Schumann: The Unsung Heroine of Romanticism

Dr Fionnuala Moynihan

Dr Fionnuala Moynihan performs three captivating, virtuosic and stunningly beautiful compositions by Clara Schumann. Wife of the much loved composer Robert Schumann, Clara’s celebrated career as concert pianist, composer and teacher of piano at the Hoch Conservatory, Frankfurt have largely been forgotten. One of the most sought-after concert pianists of her generation, Clara gave performances all over Europe and gave debut performances of works by Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms amongst other celebrated composers of the time. 2019 marked her 200th anniversary year. Variations on a Theme by Robert Schumann op.20, Sonata in G minor and Romance no.1 op.21 make up this celebratory recital of the extraordinary life and talent of Clara Schumann. Dr Fionnuala Moynihan is one of Ireland’s leading classical concert pianists. She was the first person to be awarded a doctorate in music performance from the RIAM and DCU in 2009. She tours extensively and regularly nationally and internationally. She has performed six series of complete piano sonatas by Mozart, Clementi, Haydn and Schubert. In 2010 she performed the complete piano sonatas of Mozart and became the first pianist to do so in Ireland. Future engagements include performances in Cairo, Moscow, and the International Chamber Music Festival in Sligo with the Vogler quartet.


February 20, 2020
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm