PATRICK
RAFTER

VIOLINIST & CONDUCTOR

“There were moments when the two soloists could not be told apart. It’s no small feat to match a player of Vengerov’s calibre in this way…”

Michael Dervan, Irish Times 2019


Regarded as one of Ireland’s most outstanding musicians, international award winning violinist and conductor Patrick Rafter has toured Europe, the Middle East, South America and Asia as soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. Internationally, Patrick has been the grand prize winner of multiple competitions including Valiant Violin Competition, Switzerland 2016 and the London Performing Arts Competition 2017.

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Watch Patrick Rafter in performance with Maxim Vengerov at the National Concert Hall, Dublin.

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9–12 November 2021
With Savaria Symphony Orchestra
Bartok Hall, Szombathely, Hungary

11 December 2021
Rafter Family and special guests
St Canices Cathedral, Kilkenny, Ireland
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“This is passionate, abandoned playing, full of excite ment, risks and drama… a dangerously virtuosic ability which seems to feed off itself.”

ALEXANDER BAILIE, RDS MUSIC FESTIVAL