Mozart and Beethoven Piano and Wind Quintets

SUNDAY 28 JUNE, 2020

Mozart and Beethoven Piano and Wind Quintets

SUNDAY 28 JUNE, 2020

Drogheda Classical Music presents postponed concert of Mozart and Beethoven Wind Quintets


On Sunday 28th June at 7.30pm, Drogheda Classical Music is delighted to present a concert of Mozart and Beethoven Wind Quintets originally scheduled to take place on Thursday 12th March, but cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemic. This concert features pianist Finghin Collins with an ensemble of distinguished wind players, Matthew Manning oboe, Macdara Ó Seireadáin clarinet, Sinéad Frost bassoon and Cormac Ó hAodáin french horn.

Watch our pre-concert talk with Finghin Collins and Pauline Ashwood below.

While it will be an unusual event performing without a live audience, it will be broadcast with high definition audio and visuals to ensure viewers have as close to a live experience as is possible from the comfort of their homes.

This is a rescheduled event so existing ticket holders will be issued with a code to access the link online. It is available for all others to purchase for €10. See below for full details on how you can experience our online concert.

Our artist
Finghin Collins, pianist – Photo by Frances Marshall
Photo by Frances Marshall

One of Ireland’s most successful musicians, Finghin Collins was born in Dublin in 1977 and, following initial lessons with his sister Mary, studied piano at the Royal Irish Academy of Music with John O’Conor and at the Geneva Conservatoire with Dominique Merlet.


Winner of the RTÉ Musician of the Future Competition in 1994 and the Classical Category at the National Entertainment Awards in Ireland in 1998, he went on to take first prize at the Clara Haskil International Piano Competition in Switzerland in 1999. Since then he has continued to enjoy a flourishing international career that takes him all over Europe and the United States, as well to the Far East and Australia.  In October 2017, the National University of Ireland conferred on him an honorary Degree of Doctor of Music.


His mastery was so assured and complete. He didn’t play as though trying to prove something, but rather as though recounting some little story he had uncovered in each one. This was transcendent playing…


The Irish Times

Watch concert online

This concert has been filmed and presented with top-level audio. It will be broadcast on Vimeo On Demand from Sunday 28th June and available to watch for 3 days.

Download the concert programme:


Sunday 28th June 2020
Concert starts 7.30pm
This concert will be available to view online for 3 days


Our artists will perform and be recorded in St Peter’s Church of Ireland, Drogheda. You can view the concert from the comfort of your home via our online broadcast.


€10 to view online
Existing ticket holders will be issued with a code to access the online link

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