Freemasons’ Hall – 20th November 2016 Sunday, 4.30pm


City of Dublin Chamber Orchestra with Dr Adrian Mantu cello soloist


Raff, Joachim Sinfonietta in F op. 188

Ibert Concerto pour violoncelle  et orchestra d’instruments a vent with Adrian Mantu

Schubert/Francaix Trois Marches Militaires

The City of Dublin Chamber Orchestra, founded in 1966 as the Dublin Baroque Players and re-branded in 2014, is one of Ireland’s leading chamber orchestras. The orchestra’s membership is drawn from a wide variety of backgrounds with a common purpose of performing a wide repertoire of music to the very highest of standards.  Since 2014, the orchestra has performed to great acclaim under the baton of it’s musical director Gavin Maloney.

The orchestra performs several concerts annually and has collaborated both nationally and internationally with many distinguished soloists. The orchestra also continues its remit to perform choral works with many of Ireland’s leading choirs. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the orchestra which looks forward to continued musical success in the years ahead.


Adrian Mantu is the cellist/founder of the RTÉ ConTempo Quartet, curator of Our Tunes/Dublin Music Town, and cello/chamber music Fellow Teacher at RIAM. He has won multiple international prizes in Cello & chamber music competitions and has performed over 2,000 concerts around the world in 46 countries (in venus such as Wigmore Hall, Berlin Philharmonic, Tel-Aviv Opera, Carnegie Hall, Gedai Tokyo, NCH). Adrian is currently celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Contempo Quartet with over 100 concerts in Ireland and abroad.

Since joining the Royal Irish Academy of Music Adrian has been involved in many wonderful RIAM projects, collaborating with RIAM’s Orchestras, Junior/Senior String Quartets, Composition Students, Cello students and RIAM’s Alumni in different workshops, concerts, master-classes & lectures.

On 10th June 2016 Adrian and his colleagues from the RTÉ ConTempo Quartet were awarded a Degree of Doctor of Music (honoris causa) by the the National University of Ireland, Galway.

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