Music Network In association with Waterford Music Presents Tamsin Waley-Cohen (Violin) & George Fu (Piano)

Bringing intelligence and sensitivity to anything they tackle, this charismatic violin and the piano duo have a passion for discovering new music and reinvigorating the old.




Thur 18th Nov 2021: 7:30pm

 Admission: €17, Concession €15, Students €5


Tamsin Waley-Cohen (Violin)

George Fu (Piano)


Widely praised for her expressive and strikingly individual performances, Tamsin Waley-Cohen has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in many of the world’s great concert halls. An adventurous and prolific recording artist, her recent recording of Beethoven Violin Sonatas on the Signum Classics label has received widespread critical acclaim.

Waley-Cohen’s achievement of pure legato is wondrous and her sound is ?nged with golden frailty” Gramophone

Described by the Boston Music Intelligencer as a “heroic piano soloist” with “stunning virtuosity”, American pianist George Xiaoyuan Fu has established an international reputation as a captavating musician with distinctive intelligence and sensitivity Passionate about the creation of new work, he is also a composer and an avid performer of contemporary music.

The piano soloist was constantly in mo.on, fingers flying and playing with amazing skill.” Times-Union 

This phenomenal duo will present a programme that includes the F-A-E Sonata, uniquely co-authored by three great 19th century composers, Stravinsky’s exquisite Duo Concertant, Beethoven’s much loved ‘Kreutzer’ sonata and Release, a Music Network commission written by New York-based Irish composer Finola Merivale. 


Thur 18th Nov 2021: 7:30pm

 Admission: €17, Concession €15, Students €5 (No refunds)




NB : To ensure audience safety for this concert we will continue to operate as follows:

  • A valid vaccination certificate must be presented to gain access to the venue
  • The capacity will be limited to 60%
  • Patrons are requested to wear face coverings at all times at the venue

Albert Dietrich, Johannes Brahms & Robert Schumann
F-A-E SonataProgramme

Igor Stravinsky Duo Concertant (for Violin & Piano)
Finola Merivale
 Release (Music Network Commission)
Ludwig van Beethoven
 Violin Sonata No. 9 in A major, Op. 47 ‘Kreutzer’


A spiritually intense expressivo reminiscent of Yehudi Munuhin in his prime” The Strad

Her sense of line and capacity to make things happen are both beautiful and strikingly individual” BBC Music Magazine

George Xiaoyuan Fu impressively navigated the fierce demands of Messiaen’s ecstatically-charged piano writing” Boston Globe


Tamsin Waley-Cohen: 

Orchestra of the Swan – Mendelssohn Violin Concerto (in Istanbul with soloist Tamsin Waley-Cohen)


Elgar Violin Sonata (excerpt) – Tamsin Waley-Cohen (violin) and Christopher Glynn (piano) 



George Fu:

Franz SCHUBERT Sonata in c minor, D. 958, IV. Allegro 


Debussy Etude No. 1 “pour les cinq doigts d’après Monsieur Czerny”