His international success was boosted by success at the 1986 Tchaikovsky Piano Competition. Douglas has performed as a soloist with all major orchestras, and together with renowned conductors such as Vladimir Ashkenazy, Colin Davis and Lorin Maazel.

With the success of his own orchestra Camerata Ireland, he is also increasingly dedicated to the role of conductor. He is Artistic Director of the Clandeboy Festival, and celebrates his Irish heritage while frequently touring international concert stages.

His notable recordings include the complete works of Brahms for solo piano on the Chandos record label. He has won many accolades for his musical promotional work.

Barry Douglas

The opening melodies of this concert will bring a feeling that summer has come! The opening Naantali Music Festival Opus 42 concert will express joy, lightness and masterly virtuosity. The special mood of Naantali is now here.

Top Irish pianist Barry Douglas and Beethoven’s most famous piano concerto will meet conductor Dalia Stasevska and the Lahti Symphony Orchestra. Jaakko Kuusisto’s Cello Concerto will be interpreted by Arto Noras, to whom the work is dedicated. The premiere of the work at the Naantali Music Festival in 2019 was the composer’s last premiere.

The Lahti Symphony Orchestra, world-renowned for its performances of Sibelius’ symphonies, will also interpret Sibelius’ 7th Symphony.

This evening will flow like a dance! Now we are moving from Bach’s graceful court dances through the fast turns of Poulenc, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Golijov and Shostakovich to the spicy tangos of Piazzolla. The stars will get the tunes flying.

A heart-rendingly beautiful concert experience in memory of Maestro Krzysztof Penderecki. We shall remember with gratitude this landmark composer and friend of Naantali Music Festival. His music will live on forever.

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