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MICEAL
O'ROURKE
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CHAN 8719M
Field
Nocturnes
CHAN 0003
Penguin Sampler
Award Winning Chandos
CHAN 10468M
Field
The Piano Concertos
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BIOGRAPHY

Míceál O’Rourke leads a busy career as a solo pianist and is a frequent soloist with leading symphony and chamber orchestras. His extensive repertoire of more than fifty piano concertos embraces practically the entire standard repertory and also such rarities as concertos by Szymanowsky, Field, Britten, Respighi and Lutoslawski. For outstanding Chopin performances Míceál O’Rourke was awarded the Frédéric Chopin Medal by the Polish Artists’ Guild and he has toured several times in Poland as guest of the Frédéric Chopin Society of Warsaw. His festival appearances include St Petersburg, Paris, the Robecco Festival at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the Wexford Festival and the Festival in Great Irish Houses. Míceál O’Rourke’s recordings on Chandos include solo recitals of Chopin, Schumann, Debussy and Michele Esposito and when first released his series of eight best-selling discs featuring the music of John Field won several coveted prizes: Classic CD Special Award, Disques de l’Année of Le Monde de la Musique (France), and five Penguin Awards

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CHAN 10468
Field
The Piano Concertos

"...The soloist, Micéal O’Rourke, is very persuasive and he receives admirable support from Bammert and the London...

CHAN 241-38
Field
Piano Works

Field’s impeccably classical sonatas do not plumb great depths, but are consistently engaging in Miceál O’Rourke’s hands. The gathering of sho...
CHAN 8787
Field
4 Piano Sonatas

Miceál O’Rourke plays these two-movement sonatas… with some flair. He is particularly good in the famous Rondon finale of the First Sonata,...
CHAN 9315
Field
Piano Pieces

Miceál O’Rourke plays them with wit, verve and a nice mixture of innocent gravity and subtle expressiveness… a thoroughly enjoyable disc.
CHAN 9675
Esposito
Piano Works

Miceál O’Rourke is a superb advocate of this virtually unknown repertoire. His playing, sincere in simpler pieces and commandingly virtuosic...