Proud at 1st and at 40th

Since he appeared at the very first Kilkenny Arts Festival back in 1974, pianist, and organist Malcolm Proud has won the Edinburgh International harpsichordist Competition, performed all overthe world and made more than thirty recordings with leading orchestras and ensembles.

Since he appeared at the very first Kilkenny Arts Festival back in 1974, pianist, and organist Malcolm Proud has won the Edinburgh International harpsichordist Competition, performed all overthe world and made more than thirty recordings with leading orchestras and ensembles.

He’s returned to the festival many times, as a solo performer and with the Irish Baroque Orchestra and Camerata Kilkenny (which he founded with Maya Homburger), often performing in St Canice’s, where he is organist and choirmaster, but on the afternoon of the 15th August he will come to St John’s Priory for a solo harpsichord recital featuring Bach’s Partita No 6, one of his final harpsichord suites and Francois Couperin’s 22nd Ordre in D Major.

Kaleidoscope will perform a selection of music from the 17th Century upstairs in the left Bank on The Parade on Monday, August 12 at 10pm in what promises to be a rivetting show.

Kaleidoscope will bring you on a journey through centuries of beautiful music in a relaxed and intimate setting. Curated by the violinist Clíodhna Ryan and the cellist Kate Ellis, these celebrated nights feature innovative and imaginative programming and performances from Ireland’s finest musicians. Kaleidoscope’s first appearance at the festival in 2011 was a sell-out success: this year, Kaleidoscope returns for one night only with a typically tantalising and eclectic line-up of musicians at the Left Bank for an evening spanning five hundred years of music from Ireland, Europe and beyond.