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HARD RAIN NEWS

Next Performance - Plugged In

International Women's Day Concert - 8th March 2024

6th Peter Rosser Composition Award 2023

FINALISTS ANNOUNCED!

HRSE's Season 2023/24

PROGRAMME ANNOUNCED!

Featured Young Artists 2023/24

MUSICIANS ANNOUNCED!

PRSF Early Career Commission Scheme 2023/24

COMPOSERS ANNOUNCED!

Album Review

Journal of the International Alliance for Women in Music

HRSE New Album Release

A TERRIBLE BEAUTY

ABOUT US

Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble is a world class group of musicians based in Belfast, dedicated to the performance of modern and contemporary music. The ensemble was founded by composer Greg Caffrey in 2013 and recently celebrated their 10th anniversary season.

In addition to their well-established concert series at home, and having performed at major festivals around Ireland, Hard Rain have also featured internationally at Musicahora Festival (Chile), Nieuwe Noten concert series (Amsterdam) and at Birmingham Conservatoire (UK), often incorporating workshops and masterclasses. As Ensemble in Residence at Queen's University Belfast, Hard Rain are dedicated Industry Professionals and are based at the Sonic Arts Research Centre,
a state of the art facility opened by Karlheinze Stockhausen in 2004.

Hard Rain’s mission is to give a platform and visibility to the vibrant community of local composers, performing their work alongside the music of leading exponents of contemporary music worldwide. Through extensive commissioning and programming of cutting edge contemporary music, HRSE gives audiences access to music and composers’ voices that would otherwise not be heard. The group’s activities serve as a showcase for the talent of highly specialist performers, inspiring and developing the next generation of composers, musicians and audiences through innovation, ideas and enthusiasm.

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THE CORE ENSEMBLE
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Sinead Hayes

Conductor

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Aisling Agnew

Flute

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Daniel Browell

Piano

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Joanne Quigley McParland

Violin

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Sarah Watts

Clarinet

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David McCann

Violoncello

ADMINISTRATION

Aisling Agnew

Interim Artistic Director

Sinead Hayes

Interim Concerts Manager

Contact

SUPPORT US

HRSE is a registered charity (NIC102506) and a not-for-profit organisation. We welcome your support for the music we perform and for the activities we provide in the community. Any donation, no matter how small, would be really appreciated.

 

Alternatively, this season we are continuing our Friends of Hard Rain Scheme. Click below to find out more on how to rain support on us.

OUR FUNDERS

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Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble is a PRS for Music Foundation Talent Development Partner. www.prsformusicfoundation.com

GET IN TOUCH

STAY UP TO DATE
ADDRESS
Sonic Arts Research Centre

Queen's University Belfast

Cloreen Park

Belfast BT9 5HN

EMAIL

info@hardrainensemble.com

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