RTÉ 2 / 3rd of December / 10:35PM
On the 4th of July 2019 on the occasion of the State Visit to the Federal Republic of Germany by the President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins and Sabina Higgins, a concert was curated by Other Voices, in the heart of Berlin. Following an invitation from the Federal President of Germany H.E. President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, President Michael D. Higgins undertook a State Visit to the Federal Republic of Germany. The State Visit, which aimed to highlight and further develop the close links between the two countries and took place from the 3rd to the 5th of July 2019.
The Berlin presidential concert included powerful performances from esteemed Irish and German musicians, Lisa Hannigan & s t a r g a z e, Dermot Kennedy and Aoife Ní Bhriain and will be shown on RTÉ 2 for the first time on the 3rd of December 2019.
S t a r g a z e is a network of multi-talented and classically-trained European musicians founded by the highly regarded Berlin-based conductor André de Ridder and his entrepreneurial friend Emanuel Florakis. S t a r g a z e performed with renowned Irish singer songwriter Lisa Hannigan.
Dermot Kennedy is quickly becoming one of this generation’s most recognisable and beloved Irish musicians. Dermot’s debut record Without Fear which was released on the 4th of October 2019, quickly becoming the fastest selling record in the last five years in Ireland. Without Fear also knocked the Beatles’ Abbey Road off the number one spot in the UK album charts.
Aoife Ní Bhriain is a violinist from Ireland. Aoife has spent the last three years studying in Leipzig. She has performed as a soloist and recorded with various orchestras in Europe and Asia including; the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Wooden Elephant,Korean Chamber Orchestra and many more.
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