“one of the highlights of my listening”-Julian Haylock, the Strad.
Ensemble Avalon are a critically acclaimed Irish piano trio, originally formed in 2006. Founding members Ioana Petcu Coaln (violin), Gerald Peregrine (cello) and Michael McHale (piano) have performed together across Ireland, America and Italy, exploring standard trio repertoire, as well as commissioning new works by Irish composers. 2008 saw the release of their debut CD on the RTE lyric fm label, which was critically lauded in Ireland and the UK, in publications such as BBC Music Magazine, the Irish Times and the Strad, which chose it as their CD selection of the month. The trio recently curated a series of chamber recitals in the NCH Dublin, and have presented several sold out series at the Hugh Lane Gallery in Dublin and have performed regularly on RTE radio and TV. Their programme this evening will include workby Haydn, Piazzola and Smetana