Barry Douglas
IN-visible ID-entities 2

Barry Douglas needs no introduction to Northern Irish audiences. He first came to worldwide attention when he won the Gold Medal at the 1986 Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow – and he returns with an exciting all-Russian programme.

Barry Douglas has established a major international career. As Artistic Director of Camerata Ireland, the only all-Ireland orchestra and the Clandeboye Festival, he continues to celebrate his Irish heritage whilst also maintaining a busy international touring schedule.

In recent seasons Barry performed with a list of orchestras that includes the London Symphony, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Russian National, Vancouver Symphony, Oregon Symphony and Halle Orchestras.  He also performed the premiere of Kevin Volans’ fourth piano concerto with the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and in 16/17 marked the 30th anniversary of his Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition win with full Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto cycles with the RTE Orchestra in Dublin and the Ulster Orchestra in Belfast.

Other recent highlights include a major UK tour with the Russian State Symphony Orchestra, and appearances with the Barcelona Symphony, Vancouver and Sydney Symphony orchestras as well as a continuation of his collaboration with the Borodin String Quartet.  Also a highly sought after recitalist and chamber musician, he has given performances across the globe from Royal Albert Hall, Barbican and Wigmore Hall and the Verbier Festival to the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing, Grand Theatre in Shanghai and other cities in China.


  • Tchaikovsky – The Seasons: January, October, December
  • Prokofiev – Romeo and Juliet, op. 75. Nos. 4 and 6
  • Rachmaninov – Moments Musicaux, op. 16. No. 5
  • Mussorgsky – Pictures at an Exhibition

If you have already booked for the John O’Conor event, your booking will still enable you to receive the link for the first broadcast of Barry Douglas’s concert.

Part of IN-visible ID-entities 2, an on-going BIAF initiative encouraging cultural collaboration across the island and supported by the Government of Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs.