Finghin Collins - Piano Recitals


  • When: 13 Sep 2018
  • Time: 19:30 - 19:30
  • Where: Parnassos Literary Society, Pl. Agiou Georgiou, Karitsi 8 Athens 105 61
  • Price: Free (Registration Needed)
  • Title: Finghin Collins - Piano Recitals
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  • Contact Number: 2107232771
Irish virtuoso pianist Finghin Collins will make his professional début in Athens on Thursday 13 September, hosted by the Embassy of Ireland at the Parnassos Literary Society.

He will also play at the Ionian Academy in Corfu on 16 September, with the support of the Corfu Arts Foundation and Culture Ireland, and accompanied by Daniel Damaskinos on the flute. Both concerts are free of charge.  

Collins, who came to international prominence as the first prize-winner in the Clara Haskil International Piano Competition, has been described as “one of the most significant musicians to emerge from Ireland in recent times”. He will perform specially commissioned works by Irish composers, in addition to Chopin, Debussy (in Athens) and Schubert (in Corfu).  

Collins was born in Dublin in 1977, and studied piano with John O'Conor at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, and with Dominique Merlet at the Geneva Conservatoire. He has appeared throughout Europe and North America in solo recitals, and with orchestras such as the Chicago Symphony, the London Philharmonic, the Royal Philharmonic, and l'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande.

His recordings of Schumann were the Editor's Choice of Gramophone magazine, while International Record Review described his playing as “exceptionally fluent, exceptionally intelligent, exceptionally sensitive”.  

Details for Athens performance:

Thursday 13 September, doors 19:00, seats must be taken by 19:30.

Entrance is free but seating is limited, pre-registration is necessary for entry to the hall on the night – RSVP by Friday 7 September with full name and address to, and referencing XPAT Athens.  

Details for Corfu performance:

Sunday 16 September, 20.00. Ionian Academy, Corfu Town, Corfu.

Free admission – for more information contact