Barry Douglas


Barry Douglas has established a major international career since winning the Gold Medal at the 1986 Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition, Moscow.  As Artistic Director of Camerata Ireland and the Clandeboye Festival, he continues to celebrate his Irish heritage whilst also maintaining a busy international touring schedule.

Highlights of the 15/16 season include performances at BBCProms in the Park with Ulster Orchestra and at the Yerevan Festival in Armenia; a tour with Brussels Philharmonic; and appearances with Prague Symphony, Belgrade Philharmonic, Szczecin Philharmonic and Galicia Symphony orchestras. He has previously given concerts with the BBC Scottish Symphony, London Symphony, Russian National, Cincinnati Symphony, Singapore Symphony, Berlin Radio Symphony, Staatskapelle Halle, Orchestre National de France, Seattle Symphony and Melbourne Symphony orchestras alongside the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and Hong Kong Philharmonic orchestras, among others.  Barry regularly plays in recitals throughout the world, with recent performances in the UK, the Netherlands, Armenia, Mexico and the US.

Barry is an exclusive Chandos recording artist and is currently recording the complete works for solo piano of Brahms, the first five albums of which have received much critical praise.  International Record Review wrote that °»this is indeed Brahms playing of the utmost integrity and authority°ń this cycle looks set to become a benchmark version.°… The interesting programming of each disc presents each album as a stand-alone recital, providing a varied and engaging listening experience.  September 2014 also saw the release of Celtic Reflections-n exploration of Irish folk music through eighteen of Barry°«s own arrangements-from ancient melodies to pieces by contemporary songwriters.

In 1999 Barry Douglas founded the chamber orchestra Camerata Ireland to celebrate and nurture the very best of young musicians from both Northern and the Republic of Ireland.  In addition to striving formusical excellence, one of the orchestra°«s aims is to further the peace process in Ireland by promoting dialogue and collaboration through its musical education programmes.  Barry regularly tours with Camerata Ireland throughout the world and will visit the US and South America this season.  Highlights of the past seasons were Camerata Ireland°«s debut at the BBC Proms in London and a world premiere of a new cantata commissioned by The Honourable The Irish Society, °»At Sixes and Sevens°…, alongside the London Symphony Orchestra to celebrate Derry-Londonderry becoming City of Culture 2013.

Barry Douglas received the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2002 New Year°«s Honours List for services to music


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Celtic Airs (2016)
1. Ballyvaughan Pier/The RuneScape Jig/Secret Circle Reel
2. Brendan°«s Air
3. The Foggy Dew
4. Fear a°« Bhata (The Boatman)
5. The Fields of Athenry
6. Planxty Irwin
7. The Minstrel Boy
8. Roisin Dubh (Black-haired Rose)
9. Molly Malone
10. Buachaill on Eirne (A boy from Erne-side)
11. On Raglan Road
12. The Star of the County Down
13. Master McGrath
14. The Lark in the Clear Air
15. Mna na hEireann (The Women of Ireland)
16. Barry°«s Reels °«Tune for Barry°« / °«Sair Fecht°«
17. Unst Bridal March
18. Oro °∆se do bheatha abhaile (You are welcome home)
Currently available in the UK and Europe.
Available in the US from October 28th, 2016.
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Concert Archive

Date January 30th, 2015(Fri) 7:00pm
January 31st, 2015(Sat) 2:00pm
Venue Sapporo Concert Hall Kitara
The 576th Subscription Concert

Hubert Soudant (Conductor)
Barry Douglas (Piano)

Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major op. 83
Faure: "Pelleas et Melisande"-suite op. 80
Ravel: "Daphnis et Chloe"-suite No. 2

All Reserved Seats (SS)6,500 (S)5,500 (A)5,000 (B)4,500 (C)3,000

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Date January 26th, 2015(Mon) 7:00pm
Venue Musashino Civic Cultural Hall
Barry Douglas Piano Recital

Barry Douglas (Piano)

Brahms: Theme and Variations in D Minor, Op. 18b
Piano Sonata No. 3 in F Minor, Op. 5
Schubert: 4 Impromptus, Op. 90, D. 899
Franz Liszt: No. 3 Du bist die Ruh, No. 5 Ungeduld
Apres une lecture du Dante, fantasia quasi sonata

All Reserved Seats General 4,000

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