Adding to the long list of events affected by the Coronavirus outbreak, Music Network has announced the postponement of its upcoming concert tour, due to feature award-winning Russian violinist Alena Baeva, with pianist Katia Skanavi. The duo were were scheduled to perform an 8-date tour of Ireland from 24 April – 3 May, and plans are underway to reschedule this to November 2021, with full details to be given in the summer. In addition, performances by the US folk duo 10 String Symphony, scheduled for an 11-date tour from 6 – 17 May, have been postponed until May 2021. Ticket holders will be contacted by the venues and promoters through which they booked.

In the meantime, Alena Baeva (joined by her husband, pianist Vadym Kholodenko) will give a 30-minute recital, streamed live on Music Network’s digital channels on Saturday 25 April, at 7pm. The programme for this concert will include violin and piano masterworks as well as the world premiere performance of Release, a new Music Network commission from Irish composer Finola Merivale. Viewers will also have the chance to hear from Finola Merivale in a short Composer Insight Session during the broadcast.

To register for the online concert on 25 April, and further details, see: