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December 2014 – WUNDERKIND 3 – Irish Examiner

The Irish Chamber Orchestra
Jörg Widmann,  Principal Guest Conductor/ Clarinet
Hugh Tinney, Piano
Fidget Feet,  Aerial Dance   
 

“…the ensemble, under leader Katherine Hunka, showed the string symphonies to be works of great charm and vigour.”

Cathy Desmond,

The Examiner

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November 2014 –WUNDERKIND 3 – Irish Times

Irish Chamber Orchestra
Jörg Widmann, Principal Guest Conductor/Clarinet
Hugh Tinney, Piano
Fidget Feet, Aerial Dance 
 

“The ICO played a blinder under Widmann, stiffening the spine of the young Mendelssohn’s muscle-stretching excercises, negotiating the asperities of the Prokofiev Quintet with aplomb (I thought it gained from the combination with dance), and skilfully handling the stark chiaroscuro of some of Widmann’s own duos for violin and cello.”

Michael Dervan

The Irish Times

 

September 2014 – Haydn in London – Irish Times

Irish Chamber Orchestra
Gábor Tákacs-Nagy, Principal Artistic Partner/Conductor
 

“His approach to phrasing is consistently fresh.  And he has a real sense of fun, too, so that his music-making is often both bracing and witty….his enthusiasm is endearing and infectious…”

Michael Dervan

The Irish Times

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February 2014 – MY BROTHER PETER – Irish Times

Irish Chamber Orchestra
Patrick Mason Director
Bosco Hogan Actor
Katherine Hunka Musical Director
Rudi de Groote Cello

“Ranging from near-reckless energy to infinite calm, the music-making has that elusive mix of freedom and precision many a conductor would die for.  Yet this optimum is due to the ICO leader, Katherine Hunka, who directs from her violin with seemingly telepathic discretion”

Andrew Johnstone

The Irish Times

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November 2013 – Galway charms with the Irish Chamber Orchestra – The Orange County Register

Irish Chamber Orchestra
JoAnn Falletta  Conductor
James Galway Flute
Jeanne Galway Flute

“…In Mozart’s “Jupiter” Symphony, conductor and orchestra got on well. There was a smooth fluency and lyrical warmth here, an attention to detail without overdoing it. The strings of the group have a nice finish, and an energy that comes from unanimity matched with grace. This piece is sometimes played with more vehemence of expression, but it proved perfectly amenable to this more gentle and poised approach...”

Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/2013/11/06/2915080/review-humor-virtuosity-mark-concert.html#storylink=cpy

Timothy Mangan

The Orange County Register

Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/2013/11/06/2915080/review-humor-virtuositNews-Gazette.commark-concert.html#storylink=cpy

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    • September 2013 – HAYDN IN ESTERHAZY – Irish Times

      Irish Chamber Orchestra
      Gábor Takács-Nagy Principal Artistic Partner/Conductor
      István Várdai Cello

      “…the Irish Chamber Orchestra responded to him with an almost super-human alertness…they delivered with a melting, sighing beauty.”

      Michael Dervan

      The Irish Times

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