The Festival’s Support Act offers young musicians from all over Ireland the privilege of benefitting from the knowledge, experience and advice of distinguished Festival artists.
In recent seasons percussionist Colin Currie, pianists Philippe Cassard and Angela Hewitt, the Belcea Quartet and cellist Hannah Roberts have worked closely with chamber ensembles and individual musicians, sharing the wealth of their knowledge both on- and off-stage. In addition, they have mentored and tutored some of our finest emerging talents in preparation for a public appearance during the Festival proper.
The distinguished Chinese guitarist, Xuefei Yang, will lead this year’s Support Act. In addition to working closely individually with some of the country’s most exciting guitar talents, Fei’s Support Act commitments this year will see her work in chamber music with an ensemble of guitarists ahead a performance of Steve Reich’s Electric Counterpoint at 6.30pm in the National Concert Hall on June 17th.
The Festival’s Support Act is funded by The Arts Council.