Nathan Sherman & Alex Petchu
Join Nathan Sherman – viola and Alex Petcu – percussion at 4 pm Chapter House, St. Mary’s Cathedral on Sunday, December 2nd.
Tickets on sale at the door from 3.15 pm onwards: €15.00, €10.00 (concession), €5.00 (students & children)
Violist Nathan Sherman and Percussionist Alex Petcu will combine to present a programme of music by JS Bach, Tigran Mansurian and Luciano Berio. Berio’s Naturale evokes the heart and soul of Sicilian folk music filled with dramatic flourishes and dances. The meditative and colourful sound world of the Armenian composer Tigran Mansurian, plus a re-imagining of JS Bach’s Suite for Viola da Gamba in G minor will be a truly unique event.
An Irish musician of Romanian origin, Alex Petcu is quickly establishing himself both nationally and internationally as a percussionist of the finest calibre. His debut album, “Alex Petcu: In Time” has recently been released on the RTE lyric fm label and showcases both seminal works and new contributions to the percussion repertoire.
A native of the USA, Nathan Sherman has been based in Ireland since 1999 since when he has enjoyed an adventurous career both as a performer and as a teacher. Nathan studied with Paul Silverthorne at the Royal Academy of Music London, and with Ashan Pillai at the Escuela Superior de Musica Catalunya in Barcelona. He has toured extensively throughout Europe, China, Kazhakstan, and the USA, and has played at some of the world’s finest concert halls with the EUYO, European Union Chamber Orchestra, and Camerata Ireland. He regularly plays with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, RTÉ Concert Orchestra and Camerata Ireland. His main passion is chamber music and he is the founder of the Ficino Ensemble.