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Ulster Orchestra Set for Coleraine Performance

9 November 2010

The Ulster Orchestra will perform three of Mozart’s most memorable symphonies for its annual autumn concert in Coleraine.

Mozart All The Way opens with his serenade for strings, ‘Eine kleine Nachtmusik’, which has long been a favourite with audiences. Fionnuala Hunt, one of Ireland’s most distinguished performers, is the soloist for the Turkish Violin Concerto and the concert ends with ‘Symphony No. 40 in G minor’, his best-known symphony instantly recognizable to audiences today. Born in Belfast, Fionnuala Hunt studied at the Ulster College of Music and the Royal College of Music in London.  She is known as a soloist, director and chamber musician.  She was Artistic and Music Director of the Irish Chamber Orchestra and has directed performances of concertos from the violin with the Irish Chamber Orchestra, the Ulster Orchestra, and the Wheeling Symphony in the USA.

In addition to her many solo appearances she has been co-leader of the RTE Symphony Orchestra and a guest leader of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. As a chamber musician she has performed with her sister, Una Hunt, from an early age.  As a duo they have performed throughout Europe and America. The Conductor for the evening will be Tomáš Hanus who first came to prominence when he won the Conductors' International Competition in Katowice in 1999. Recent UK engagements include his debut with the BBC Symphony Orchestra.  He is also developing a successful recording career and has collaborated with a number of outstanding Czech soloists. 

The Orchestra’s autumn concert in Coleraine will take place in the Octagon Hall, University of Ulster, Coleraine campus on Thursday 18 November at 8pm. Tickets can be purchased in the Cultural Development Office, University of Ulster, Coleraine campus.  For information and bookings please phone 028 7012 4449 or visit