• Lunchtime Summer Recital in association with NI Opera and RIAM

  • Wed, 07-08-2019 at 13:15
  • First Church Belfast
    41 Rosemary Street
    BT1 1QB Belfast
Lunchtime Summer Recital in association with NI Opera and RIAM - First Church Belfast - Belfast

Cahal Masterson (Piano) Ludwig van Beethoven 6 Bagatelles, op. 126 Andante con moto AllegroAndante Cantabile e grazioso Presto Quasi allegretto Presto Sergei Rachmaninoff Prelude, op. 23 No. 5 in G minor: Alla MarciaSergei Prokofiev Sonata No. 7, op. 83Allegro inquiteo Andante calorosoPrecipitato Cahal MastersonA pianist of growing reputation, Cahal Masterson was born in Belfast. His musical family includes four siblings who are all professional or aspiring violinists. Cahal has performed throughout Europe and North America and in 2017 also gave performances in Suzhou, China. This May he graduated with a Masters in Music Performance from Shenandoah Conservatory in Virginia, a school where he was one of a select number of full scholarship recipients. In April 2018 he recorded his inaugural album Transition at Sono Luminus Studios in Boyce, Virginia, an achievement marking the first footsteps of his journey as a professional pianist. Next season he will embark on a series of concerts to promote this debut recording in the UK and Ireland, having already officially launched it in the US and Canada earlier this year. Prior to postgraduate study, Masterson completed an Artist Diploma at The Glenn Gould School in Toronto, Canada, and a Bachelor degree in Music Performance at the Royal Irish Academy of Music. His main teacher and mentor over the course of his study has been Dr. John O’Conor. During his time at the Royal Irish Academy of Music he was a recipient of the prestigious Lucien and Maura Tessier Scholarship, as well as a multiple prizewinner in Dublin’s prestigious Feis Ceoil. He has worked with many of the world’s leading pianists including Pascal Rogé, Jaques Rouvier, Arnulf von Arnim, Pavel Nersessian, John Perry, Ronan O’Hora, Anton Nell, Jonathan Biss, Joanna MacGregor, and Leon McCawley. Cahal is an International Ambassador of the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans.