Spotlight on Lisa Dowdall

Tuesday 28th August, 2012


This August the Contemporary Music Centre presented us with the opportunity to experience Irish contemporary music in informal encounters with some of Ireland's most interesting performers. 

Each of these concerts was performed by soloists from several of the country’s leading ensembles.
This Thursday, August 30th, Lisa Dowdall will close the series with a programme of works by Amanda Feery, Ann Cleare, Linda Buckley and David Collier, some of the most distinctive new voices in a new generation of Irish composers.

Having studied in the UK, Holland, Limerick and Switzerland, Lisa returned to her hometown of Dublin to join the revolution in changing the attitude towards classical music in Ireland.
It all began for Lisa when she first performed with the Crash Ensemble in its US Debut in 2007 in Merkin Hall.
She became excited by the musical ethos behind Crash and the relentless enthusiasm of our members towards the music. The energy of the ensemble and our audience opened up a new philosophy to Lisa in how to present concerts. Lisa has since set up the Irish Chamber Music Society to spread this idea of chamber music throughout Ireland in all its forms from early music, through classical to hardcore contemporary, experimenting with new musical genres, art forms and venues.

Here's a clip of Dermot Dunne's performance as part of the CMC Summer Solo Series:

Thursday 30 August, 6.30pm
Lisa Dowdall, viola
Works to include:
Amanda Feery -  Boreal (2010)
Ann Cleare-  IRK (2006)
Linda Buckley - Do you remember the planets? (2004)
David Collier - In your own time (2012)

For more information contact: 

Sam Wilcock, Promotion Manager, Contemporary Music Centre

 +353 (0)1 673 1922 / swilcock [at]