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Performance: TRANSIENCE... Intimate Moments at the Piano – Ruth McGinley

An intimate concert of piano music that promises to draw the listener into McGinley’s unique and soothing sound world.

November 2, 2023
Harty Room, Music Building
13:10 - 14:00

‘Transience’ is a musical journey through fleeting moments of musical storytelling that promises to stir emotions. An array of music featured to include Philip Glass, Chick Corea and Neil Martin.

Derry-born Ruth McGinley had already gained widespread recognition as one of Ireland’s leading pianists by the age of 16, winning countless accolades including the piano final of the BBC Young Musician of the Year award. Since then, her career has been wide-ranging and daring, collaborating with some of the most acclaimed musicians working today, and straying from the typical classical- pianist journey.

After a long hiatus from performance, Ruth released her debut solo album ‘Reconnection’ to high acclaim in 2016. She was invited to perform as soloist at the BBC Proms in the Park to mark her return to the stage. Her most recent album, ‘Aura’, a collaboration with Belfast composer Neil Martin, is a Classical Reimagining of Irish Airs.

In recent years Ruth has performed as soloist at the Southbank Centre, London in the prestigious Queen Elizabeth Hall and at the Kennedy Centre in Washington DC.
But it is perhaps the spaces between where Ruth’s interests really lie. A determination to walk her own path, Ruth’s love of music goes far beyond the classical world. A highly sought-after collaborator, Ruth works with musicians from many backgrounds including jazz, folk, electronic and film music.

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