Beethoven Cello Sonatas
Yue Tang and Fergal Caulfield
Time & Location
11 May, 13:20
St Ann's Church, 18 Dawson St, Dublin 2, D02 YV57, Ireland
About the Event
Starts 1:20pm Tickets 10 euros
Yue Tang, Sub-Principal cellist of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra. Born in Beijing, studied cello performance in Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, received his BA in Oberlin College, Ohio and M.Mus from the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin. He was the prize winner of Rio Hondo Young Musician Concerto Competition, Marina del Rey Concerto Competition, ChineseAmerican Showcase Competition and Kingsville International Competition. Prior joined the RTÉ Concert Orchestra in 2008, he was member of Boca Raton Philharmonic Symphonia, Ars Flores Symphony Orchestra, Miami City Ballet, Symphony of America, Atlantic Classic Orchestra as well as Florida Philharmonic Orchestra. He has shared the stage with artists such like Mstislav Rostropovich, Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domigo, Kiri Te Kanawa, Lang Lang, Sir. James Galway, Joseph Silerstein, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Zubin Mehta, Lalo Schifrin, John Williams, Bryn Terfel, Angela Gheorghiu and many more. His solo cello album Variations on Cello was well received by public and has been played regularly on Lyric FM. He has also made his TV appearance on RTÉ One reality show Instrumental in 2012 as cello tutor and solo cello performance on Dancing with the stars in 2019. Since 2015, Yue has been acting Section Leader cello of RTÉ Concert Orchestra and has led the section in COs first China Tour in 2017.
Fergal Caulfield is a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, where he obtained BA and PhD degrees in music, specialising in the late serial music of Stravinsky. He studied piano with Peter Dains at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, and the organ with Professor Gerard Gillen at the Pro-Cathedral Dublin, and also attended various scholarship masterclasses in the UK and Belgium. He holds performance and teaching diplomas in both instruments. As an organist, in addition to numerous performances in Europe he has given solo recitals at most of the major concert venues in Ireland, including the National Concert Hall, the Wexford and Galway Arts Festivals, St. Michael’s Church Dún Laoghaire, the Pro-Cathedral Dublin, and Trinity College Chapel. He has additionally appeared as soloist in concerto performances with a number of ensembles, including both the National Symphony and RTE Concert Orchestras (in the organ symphonies of Marcel Dupré, Camille Saint-Saens and Aaron Copland and, most recently, John Buckley's organ concerto and Samuel Barber's Toccata Festiva). He is a former prizewinner of the Dublin International Organ Festival (now Pipeworks) and is also much in demand as a vocal and instrumental accompanist. In additions to his interests in the fields of solo and chamber music, Fergal works regularly with the National Symphony and RTE Concert Orchestras, Chamber Choir Ireland, the RTE Philharmonic Choir and Dun Laoghaire Choral Society.