Piano recitals to mark Beethoven's 250th birthday

Cahal Masterson will perform two concerts in Marbella.
Cahal Masterson will perform two concerts in Marbella. / SUR
  • Concerts will be performed by Cahal Masterson, a young Irish pianist described as playing "with great intensity"

In order to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven, international classical pianist Cahal Masterson will perform two concerts on the Costa del Sol this month.

Described by the Belfast Telegraph as a musician who "plays with great intensity, has a wonderful technique and can cast new light on the most standard works with the breadth of his interpretation", Masterson will arrive in Malaga next week for the concerts, which have been organised by Marbella-based promoters Project Music.

Completing his artist diploma at the Glenn Gould School in Toronto and a Bachelor degree in Music Performance at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin, the young musician went on to work with many of the world's leading pianists, performing throughout Europe, North America and Asia.

The first concert on the coast will take place in the Truffels Restaurant in Elviria on Sunday 26 January. Tickets for the concert, which starts at 8pm, cost 35 euros and includes welcome drinks and canapés. Along with a programme of classical music, the audience are invited to engage in a question and answer session with the pianist after the concert.

The second concert will be held in the D-Wine Restaurant in Marbella on Tuesday 28 January. Tickets cost 60 euros and include welcome drinks and canapés, and a three-course dinner. Concert begins at 7.30pm.

A percentage of the proceeds from both concerts will be donated to Knitted Knockers, a volunteer association that makes hand-knitted protheses for women who have had a mastectomy or lumpectomy.

For more information, call 644242365.