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Featuring three outstanding musicians from the Island of Ireland, this piano trio promises an evening of great depth and expression as they explore the beauty and lyricism of the art song, as part of Belfast Music Society’s annual Northern Lights Mini-Fest. From the lieder of Schubert to the evocative French melodies of Berlioz, this will be a journey of music you won’t want to miss.  

A pianist of growing reputation, Cahal Masterson was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. In 2018 he recorded his inaugural album Transition at Sono Luminus Studios in Boyce, Virginia, releasing this debut record with a series of performances in Washington D.C, and Toronto, Canada. 

Born in Dublin, mezzo-soprano Gemma Ní Bhriain has participated in the prestigious ‘Résidence de Chant’ of the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence where she performed in several recitals and concerts. She also made her debut with Blackwater Valley Opera Festival, singing the role of La Ciesca in Gianni Schicchi.

Yseult Cooper Stockdale is a freelance cellist currently based in Ireland. In both recital and chamber concert capacity she has been invited to play at Music for Wexford, Kaleidoscope Night, the NCH Spring Summer Variations, Kilkenny Arts Festival, and the Crawford Summer Lunchtime Series. In 2018 she played at the inaugural Beckett Chamber Music Festival and has also played as a young artist with the Britten-Pears Orchestra and at Bantry Chamber Music Festival and Chamber Music on Valentia.

This event  is based on 1m social distancing seating. Track and Trace visitor log will be used. The audience are required to wear a mask. Hand sanitiser will be available on arrival.


  • Schumann: Frauen-Liebe und Leben (voice & piano)
  • Schubert: Auf der Storm (voice, piano, cello)
  • Boëllmann: Notre Amour (voice, piano, cello)
    Berlioz: La Captive (voice, piano, cello)
  • Strauss: Vier Lieder Op. 27 (voice & piano)