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Lunchtime Recital- Nicole Crespo O'Donoghue
Mon 10 April 2017, 13:00 – 14:00 BST
Lunchtime Concert Series with:
Nicole Crespo O'Donoghue - Violin
Mark Kinkaid - Piano
A virutoso recital with works by Sarasate, Saint Saens and Chopin.
Sponsored by the BBVA, Nicole was awarded a British-Spanish Society grant which enabled her to study her Masters Degree in Performance at the Royal Academy of Music (RAM) University of London, UK under the tutelage of Profesor Mateja Marinkovic. Her studies were also kindly supported by The Helen Worswick Scholarship ,The Stephen Bell Trust and the St.Marylebone Educational Foundation. She was previously awarded a scholarship by the Cultural Department of the Diputacion Foral de Bizkaia for her BMus Performance studies at the Royal Academy of Music, University of London, where she obtained 1st class honours.
Nicole plays on a violin “Pietro Antonio Dalla Costa” (Treviso, 1762) graciously on loan from the museum of the Royal Academy of Music.
Nicole has played under the baton of Sir. Simon Rattle, David Zinman, Sir Mark Elder, Christian Thielemann, Semyon Bichkov and Trevor Pinnock to name a few. She has performed at the Royal Albert Hall, The Royal Festival Hall, Cadogan Hall and Barbican (London U.K.) and performs with orchestras such as: The Philharmonia, The Royal Opera House, English National Ballet, The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and The Royal Philharmonic.
She has received Master Classes from distinguished and most renowned violinists including Tasmin Little, Aleksander Pavlovic, Thomas Brandis , Ara Malikian, Silvia Marcovici, Zakhar Bron and Maxim Vengerov.
Among the many concerts Nicole has played she has had the privilege of performing at the Opera Theatre Arriaga (Bilbao) before King Philip and Queen Leticia of Spain and for the President of the Basque Country on various occasions. Nicole played in Brompton‘s Oratory (London) before the Ambassador of Spain (through her cooperation with the British-Spanish society). She was also engaged with the London performance for the ten year anniversary of Wikipedia’s World celebration. Violinist for the Duke of Edinburgh awards (DOFE) and for HRH Princess Anne where she was presented with an award for her musical contributions. She was on tour as soloist with the BOS (Bilbao Symphony Orchestra) and has played with other orchestras such as the EYPO and London Concertante.
Recently, she made her onstage London West End debut with Michael Flatley Lord of the Dance, Dangerous Games at the Dominion and Playhouse Theatres (London). Nicole performed at the Hightide Festival in Aldeburgh with actor Henry Goodman and Jill Lady Freud and has participated live on BBC Radio3 programme InTune. Nicole has also been invovled in the recording of soundtracks of various award winning films.
Apart from her busy concert schedule, Nicole co-operates with the Concordia Foundation whose aim is to build bridges of friendship and excellence through music and the arts. Visit to schools and charity events are also an important part of her life. She often works with Save the Children Foundation, Cancer Research and Macmillan Cancer support and has been involved in events such as the GPO Dublin Christmas performances and events at St Johns Hospices for staff and patients.