Following on from the very successful Livestock Auction in Dungarvan on February 25th 2013 and a brilliantly organised Coffee & Cake sale on March 15th, 2013, another big fundraising event in the Youghal Cancer Support Group’s drive to open a facility in Youghal for survivors of cancer is due to take place on Thursday April 18th at 7.45pm in Pobalscoil na Tríonóide. (The school has kindly offered the free use of it’s facilities for the concert, through the kind offices of the Headmaster, Mr. Séamus O’ Ceallacháin)
Click on the video below for more information about the concert
Sam Rotman, a world-renowned pianist who has played over 2,400 performances in 58 countries and is the winner of five major competitions in Europe and the U.S., including the Beethoven Competition in Vienna, Austria, will give a full concert performance including pieces by Bach, Beethoven, Debussy, Gershwin, and Rachmaninoff.
Mr Rotman. has devoted a specific area of his musical life to the study and performance of the works of Beethoven. Beginning with a series of all Beethoven concerts in 1970 (the Beethoven bi-centennial), he was presented on Public Broadcast System in a special Beethoven concert. Mr. Rotman continues to perform the works of Beethoven in recital and with orchestra.
Mr. Rotman has served on the jury of international piano competitions, both in the United States and Europe. For almost twenty years he was the director of the Piano Department and served as director of D’Angelo School of Music at Mercyhurst College for ten years.
To date, Mr. Rotman has released four recordings and these will be on sale at his concerts.
Mr. Rotman will also speak about his Christian faith during the concert.
Mr. Rotman is in Ireland on a two week tour, April 11th-23rd and will be performing at least twelve concerts during his visit. He will be accompanied by his wife Deborah.
Click on the HD video below to hear Sam talk about his life in music, his travels around the world and his deep faith and religious beliefs since his life was transformed back in 1971 when at the age of twenty his life changed forever.