Couperin 350, at the National Concert Hall's Kevin Barry Room at 7.30pm on 3 Wednesdays in November - 7th/14th/21st 2018


The first two concerts in the series focus on François Couperin's solo harpsichord and chamber music while in the final concert his settings of religious texts - the 'Trois Lecçons de Ténèbres' and his 'Motet pour le Jour de Paques' will be heard alongside Purcell's 'O Dive Custos'. (A solo harpsichord suite will be performed in each concert).

Malcolm has invited some of his colleagues from his ensemble Camerata Kilkenny to perform in Concert 1 - baroque violinists - Maya Homburger and Claire Duff, baroque flautist Wilbert Hazelzet and bass viol player Sarah Groser with guest baroque flute player Miriam Kaczor who studied in Dublin with William Dowdall at the RIAM and is now continuing her studies in London with Lisa Beznosiuk and Rachel Brown.

In Concert 2, both of Couperin's Bass Viol suites will be performed by viola da gamba players Nicholas Milne and Robert Smith and in Concert 3 Malcolm will be joined by soprano Aisling Kenny, mezzo soprano Sharon Carty and theorbo player Sofie Vanden Eynde. Other composers being performed in the series are: Telemann, Marais, d'Anglebert and Purcell.