LOVERS OF the guitar and harpsichord are in for a rare treat when Carmen Casey, guitar, and Aisling Heneghan, harpsichord, perform in concert, at the Purcell Room of the South Bank Concert Halls in London, on Wednesday 26 February at 7.30pm. The concert includes works by Francesco Geminiani, Bernard Stevens, Scarlatti, and Gerald Barry.
Carmen Casey was born in Argentina, and graduated from the Academy of music in Buenos Aires. As a classical guitarist she toured widely in Argentina, giving solo recitals and appearing on television and radio. In 1974 she won the award as young musician of the year.
During a period living in Ireland she gave recitals throughout the country and appeared at many festivals. She participated in the Lige Guitar Festival in Belgium, and recorded for Belgian radio and also for Channel 4 Television in London.
Aisling Heneghan was born in Cheshire and educated in Dublin. After graduating from Trinity College, Dublin, she won a scholarship to the Banff Centre in Cananda and then entered the Royal Academy of Music in London where she studied harpsichord with Virginia Black and Geriant Jones.
She is at present, studying with Kenneth Gilbert at the Mozarteum in Salzburg.
The concert is being given in :ooperation with the Cultural Relations Committee in Ireland.