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Marian Ingoldsby has always had a fascination with sound. A family anecdote tells of the Tipperary-born composer waking everyone in the house as she gleefully played with a squeaky door as an three year old insomniac. Not that there is anything 'squeaky’ about Ingoldsby’s compositions. The Carrick on Suir native has been much in demand with commissions from many ensembles and choral groups over the last thirty years since she won the Fleischmann Prize in 1995 following her studies in UCC. She has been commissioned by, among others, Opera Theatre Company, which premiered her chamber opera, Hot Food with Strangers in 1991. A children’s opera Lily’s Labyrinth for RTE LyricFM followed. Her instrumental work has been commissioned by the RTE National Symphony Orchestra and the Dublin International Piano Competition. Highly regarded for her facility with texts, her setting of Michael Coady’s poem, The Great Embrace was specially commissioned by Waterford-Music to mark the 75th anniversary of their chamber music series. A setting of W.B Yeat’s 'Never Give All the Heart’ premiered by baritone Benjamin Appl was described by the Irish Times as the highlight of the recital by the young German star.

Ingoldsby combines her composing activities with her teaching at the Department of Creative and Performing Arts at Waterford Institute of Technology and is a much sought after accompanist. The composer will step into the limelight when she lifts the lid on the Steinway grand piano at City Hall to present a solo show featuring music that provided significant signposts to her journey in music. Marian who studied piano with Angel Climent will present some of her favourite pieces for piano. Albeniz, Chopin and Schuman will feature along with work by Carolan. There will be music by the Catalan composer Monpou. as well as some of her own piano compositions.

Marian Ingoldsby presents From Monpou to Moving Hearts at The Large Room, City Hall on December 7th 7.30pm Admission €15 Students €5.

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