Music21 recital - 2007
Hugh played on September 28th 2007 at the Field Room, National Concert Hall Dublin, for Ben Dwyer's "Music21" festival (Music 21):
Tristan Murail - Estuaire
Raymond Deane - Chorale (After piece No 5) world premiére
Morton Feldman - Palais de Mari
Gerald Barry - Sur les pointes
"This was a fascinating concert from start to finish" Journal of Music in Ireland Nov/Dec 2007 (full review here ...)
I.P.N.M. recital - 2007
Hugh played on October 30th 2007 at The Printing House, Trinity College Dublin for Siobhán Cleary's "Ireland Promoting New Music" series (a repeat of last year's National Gallery programme):
Pawel Szymanski - Prelude
Tom Johnson - Euler's Harmonies
John Cage - In a landscape
Gerald Barry - Swinging Tripes and Trillibubkins
Fergus Johnston - Éagaoineadh
Iannis Xenakis - à R. (Hommage à Ravel)
Giacinto Scelsi - Quattro Illustrazioni (illustrations on Metamorphoses of Vishnu)
Gyorgy Ligeti - Etude 2 "Cordes à vide"
Etude 13 - "L'escalier du diable"
Chamber music – 2006 to 2008
Hugh performed (with Michael D'Arcy, Elena Quinn, John Lynch and William Butt) on April 6th 2008 at the National Gallery of Ireland for the Royal Irish Academy of Music's "Trios at 3" series:
Thomas Adès - Piano Quintet Irish première
This followed a performance a year earlier (same series and musicians) of:
Alfred Schnittke - Piano Quintet
and also a performance with the Vanbrugh Quartet for RTÉ's Living Music Festival in 2006 of:
Morton Feldman - Piano and String Quartet.
"an immaculate rendition of Feldman's Piano and String Quartet" Journal of Music in Ireland May/June 2006 ( full review of festival here...)
Concerto recording – released 2009
In 2007, Hugh recorded Ian Wilson's concerto Limena with the Belgrade Strings. This was released on the Riverrun CD “Sullen Earth”during 2009, see Recordings page for reviews.
Morton Feldman’s “Triadic Memories” – 2010
In 2010, Hugh gave the Irish première of Morton Feldman’s mammoth solo 1984 work “Triadic Memories” to coincide with the exhibition “Vertical Thoughts: Morton Feldman and the visual arts” at IMMA in Dublin - see Current Reviews.
Ian Wilson’s “re:play” recorded – 2010, release 2011
First performed at the West Cork Chamber Music Festival in 2007, Ian Wilson’s chamber work “re:play” was recorded in 2010 by Hugh with the RTE Vanbrugh Quartet and others and will be released by Riverrun in 2011.
Raymond Deane’s “Noctuary” – 2011/12
With assistance of a Music Commissions Award from the Arts Council of Ireland, Hugh commissioned Raymond Deane to write a new album of pieces called “Noctuary”. These will be premiered during 2011 and 2012, see Upcoming Events 2011.