The Crescent Arts Centre, 2-4 University Road, BT7 1NH
Price: £10.00

TRANSIENCE… Intimate Moments at the Piano – Ruth McGinley

7th October, 2022

Artist: Ruth McGinley
Artform: Music
Date: 7th October 2022
Time: 8.00pm – 10.00pm
Location: The Crescent Arts Centre
Age: 12 +
Price: £10.00

An intimate evening of piano music that promises to draw the listener into McGinley’s unique  and soothing sound world. ‘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, Erik Satie and  Chick Corea.

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 and electronic.

By the age of 17, Derry native Ruth McGinley had already gained widespread recognition as one of Ireland’s leading pianists, winning countless accolades including both the piano finals of both the BBC and RTÉ.
Young Musician of the Year awards. 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.

Ruth studied at the Royal Irish Academy of Music and Royal Academy in London before being awarded a Postgraduate in Solo Performance from the Royal College in London. She has performed as soloist with many orchestras including the BBC Philharmonic, London Mozart Players, National Symphony Orchestra, RTE Concert Orchestra and Ulster Orchestra and as a solo recitalist throughout the UK, Europe and the Middle East. Ruth broadcasts regularly for BBC Radio 3, Classic FM, BBC Radio Ulster and was honoured to be invited to perform as soloist at the BBC Proms in the Park in 2016. 

Ruth is currently the 2022 ‘Artist in Residence’ at The MAC in Belfast and has just performed a solo concert at the Southbank Centre in London as part of ‘Unlimited’ festival.

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