Catherine Leonard and Hugh Tinney are back on stage at The Source Arts Centre Thurles

Catherine Leonard and Hugh Tinney are back on stage at The Source Arts Centre Thurles

The Leonard-Tinney Duo

Two of Ireland’s most distinguished musicians with highly successful solo careers at home and internationally, violinist Catherine Leonard and pianist Hugh Tinney have performed as a duo since 2000.  Their musically scintillating partnership provides exciting and beautiful performances of a broad range of repertoire.  As a Duo, they have performed in Sweden, USA and  England, and have toured nationwide regularly. Of their RTE Lyric fm Beethoven CD, the Journal of Music wrote of “the beguiling intimacy, quiet authority, meticulous attention to detail and carefully measured charm that Leonard and Tinney bring to bear throughout.”

Leonard and Tinney will tour to eight counties during February and March.  The Duo will perform a powerful mix of works spanning four centuries.  Starting with Bach, a first exploration of the baroque world for them, they will follow from the other end of the spectrum with Messiaen’s ‘theme and variations’, a work rarely heard, which has been their ambition to perform for a long time.  Sonatas by Schubert (in A minor, D 385) and Brahms (in D minor, Op.108) will be more familiar territory for all and the musicians look forward to sharing their enjoyment of this music with audiences around Ireland. This tour is set to be a powerful return to the stage after a long break.


The Tour is funded by the Arts Council and supported by RTE Lyric fm. Details of all concerts


The Leonard-Tinney Duo

Catherine Leonard (violin) and Hugh Tinney (piano)



J.S.Bach: Sonata in C minor for violin and piano, BMW 1017 – 1. Siciliano (Largo) & 2. Allegro

Schubert:  Sonata in A minor, D 385

Messiaen:  Thème et Variations (1932)

Deane: Parthenia Violata
Brahms: Sonata in D minor, Op.108


The Leonard-Tinney Duo

The Source Arts Centre, Thurles

Friday 10 March @ 8pm

Box Office 0504 90204

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