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March 2015 – Virtuosic Violin – Irish Examiner

The Irish Chamber Orchestra
Gabor Takács-Nagy, Principal Artistic Partner/Conductor
Kristof Barati, Violin
 
 

“The charismatic, ebullient Gábor Takács-Nagy..brought their brilliant best out of the players in the Irish Chamber Orchestra… Takács-Nagy’s loving respect for the music drew astonishing ethereal playing in addition to huge aggression, brilliant dancing rhythms and sublime majesty from the ICO.”

The Examiner

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February 2015 – World Premiere – Irish Times

Irish Chamber Orchestra
Katherine Hunka, Director/Violin
 

“The Shostakovich, one of the composer’s most powerful chamber works, is transformed…and Hunka and her players drove the music with at times vehement virtuosity.”

Michael Dervan

The Irish Times

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December 2014 – Joyeux Noel – Irish Examiner

The Irish Chamber Orchestra
Katherine Hunka, Director
Ailish Tynan, Soprano
Rudi de Groote, Cello
Cliona Doris, Harp  
 

“…The orchestra shimmered and soared, matching the ardour of the soloist, giving both Britten’s luscious score and Mahler’s ‘Adagietto’ their full emotional charge.”

Cathy Desmond,

The Examiner

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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

 
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    • September 2017 – World Premiere – Irish Times

      The Irish Chamber Orchestra

      Gábor Tákacs-Nagy Conductor

      Alex Petcu Percussion

      “Tákacs-Nagy and the players of the ICO, with Alex Petcu playing Percussion, seemed to be delivering everything he (Sam Perkin) could have wished for.”

      Michael Dervan

      The Irish Times

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