Cellist Ilse de Ziah to play Opening Celebration

Ilse_portraitImagine this: it’s July 1st, around 6:00 in the evening. You arrive at Greywood Arts, are greeted at the door, and are directed into the library where beautiful cello music is playing. You get a glass of wine, and settle back to listen and relax for awhile before going upstairs to see the Greywood House History exhibition. Sounds nice, doesn’t it?

We are over the moon to have Ilse de Ziah, a world class cello player, composer, arranger and improviser, join us for the Opening Celebration. She will be coming to Greywood Arts fresh on the heels of a two-week run of ProdiJIG at Cork Opera House – you don’t want to miss your chance to hear her in such an intimate setting! 

Born in Connecticut USA, Ilse grew up in Sydney, Australia. With sisters, parents and grandparents musicians, her childhood was rocked by music. Nowadays, she shifts adeptly between Folk, Baroque, Classical and Experimental music.

Ilse composes and arranges cello pieces for Irish Airs and she also performs with the contemporary Australian ensemble Ozmosis, the  experimental Quiet Music Ensemble, and with her classical Scarlet String Quartet. She is principal cellist of the City of Cork Symphony Orchestra, and has been involved in theatre, folk music, free improvisation, and dance. She composes music for dance and film, does many recording sessions, and arranges strings for singers and other musicians.

Our intern Sam selected this tune of Ilse’s for you to enjoy:  Solise in Darkness