The Chamber Philharmonic Europe will return to play a concert in Thurles this March

They brought the house down and received a lengthy standing ovation on last year’s visit – The Chamber Philharmonic Europe will return to play a concert in Thurles this March.


The orchestra engages talented professional musicians from 18 European nations and the touring ensemble of nine players, including violin and trumpet soloists, will play a programme of classical favourites, including music by Mozart, Wolf, Schubert, Hummel and Neilson. Since its inception, the Chamber Philharmonic Europe has been built upon a broad range of professional experience. In the interest of promoting the younger generation, the orchestra aims also to provide promising artists the opportunity for further development in its various sections.

The Chamber Philharmonic Europe will return to play a concert in Thurles this March

It is from this principle that the Chamber Philharmonic Europe is able to produce a creative work atmosphere over generations which inspires the ensemble with great motivation. The repertoire of the Chamber Philharmonic of Europe ranges from Baroque to modern. They are a professional and privately financed organization, which, with its increasing popularity, also is involved with several charities. The orchestra periodically engages with various partners for benefit concerts throughout Europe.


This is their first visit to The Source and their programme will most certainly appeal to a wide audience. The orchestra performs about 45 concerts per year and has made extensive tours to Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark, France, Netherlands, Great Britain and Ireland, during which the musicians have performed in many reputed concert halls and opera houses.


Trumpet player Cyrill Gussaroff comes from Saint-Petersburg, where he graduated from the Saint-Petersburg Conservatoire with distinction in 2002. He has won awards at international competitions including the Tchaikovsky Conservatoire International Competition, Moscow.


Violin soloist Michel Gershwin from Ukraine started violin and piano lessons at the age of three. At the age of fifteen he won first prize at the Republic of Belorussia Music Competition, later entering the Moscow Conservatory and gaining his doctorate. A winner of the Grand Prize at the David Oistrakh Competition in Odessa, he became soloist of the Minsk Philharmonic and later of the Leningrad Philharmonic.


The full programme will be:

  • A. Corelli – concerto grosso Op.6 no.4 in
    d Major
    • A. Ponchielli – concerto in f Major, for
    trumpet and orchestra
    • J. Suk – Serenade for Strings Op. 6
    • J. S. Bach – concert for violin and orchestra
    a minor bWv 1041
    • S. Rachmaninoff – Vocalize
    • g. Holst – Suite for String Orchestra op.29

The Chamber Philharmonic Europe

Friday, 22 March

The Source Arts Centre Thurles

Tickets €15/12- children under 15 years

Box Office 0504 90204


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