Chamber Philharmonic Europe will be in Athlone this Sunday afternoon, April 15, for a performance at the Dean Crowe Theatre (3pm).
The concert is part of the orchestra's tour of Ireland and it will consist of "versatile sounds and complex emotions with selected works of Vivaldi, Hummel, Bach, Nielsen, Faure and Mozart."
Chamber Philharmonic Europe was founded 2006 in Cologne, Germany, and involves talented young musicians from 18 European nations.
Ahead of the Athlone performance Cyrill Gussaroff, who plays trumpet with the orchestra, took part in this Q&A with the Westmeath Independent.
* What is your earliest musical memory?
My first visit to a live concert at the Philharmonic Hall in St. Petersburg.
* How and when did you first get involved in Chamber Philharmonic Europe?
I have been involved in almost every project since its foundation.
* What has been the highlight of your involvement?
My first solo CD recording with the orchestra
* What are your hopes for the current current tour of Ireland?
We hope to meet some new audiences and to bring them the joy of music.
* Who is your favourite composer?
* What is your current state of mind?
I am very focused on music, from our current programme now, and very impressed by the Irish landscape.
* What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
Enjoy your life
* What is your favourite holiday destination?
* What is your favourite type of food?
* What was the last book you read?
Oscar Wilde, 'The picture of Dorian Gray'
* What are your hopes for the rest of 2018?
I hope (and plan) to meet many new audiences and to always enjoy the music.
Tickets for the Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra's performance in Athlone this Sunday are priced €17 / €15 and are available from www.deancrowetheatre.com