PATRICK
RAFTER

VIOLINIST & CONDUCTOR

Celebrated as one of Ireland’s most gifted and exciting musicians, Patrick Rafter has compelled and inspired audiences throughout the world.


A star-studded journey includes debuts with some of the finest orchestras such as Prague Philharmonia, performances alongside leading conductors including Semyon Bychkov and Marin Alsop, and sharing the stage with the world’s most acclaimed musicians such as Maxim Vengerov and Shlomo Mintz. A personal invitation to study under Vengerov has led to 1st prizes in International Competitions and has been a catalyst to an international career. Upcoming projects include an album recording, performances throughout Europe and debuts with leading orchestras such as the London Mozart Players.

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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