- Chamber Music
Sunday Business Post
Of particular note was the performance of young violinist Elizabeth Cooney. Once again, she gave notice of an increasing maturity and stature
Last Tuesday the RTE Concert Orchestra under L.Wagner played a well chosen programme of Massenet, Sarasate, Purcell and Ravel in the RTE Summer Lunchtime Series at the National Concert Hall. Of particular note was the performance of young violinist Elizabeth Cooney. Once again, she gave notice of an increasing maturity and stature with performances that were in turn exquisitely sensitive and heartfelt ( Massenet's Meditation) and then thrilling and tempestuous ( Sarasate's Carmen Fantasy) .
These are crowd pleasers to begin with, but Cooney delivered with an assured style and technique that caught the imagination. Not even a stubborn string problem before the Carmen suite got under way succeeded in flustering Cooney who is a star in the making.