Music for Galway’s Midwinter Festival ‘Prodigy’, Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd January 2017, was launched today at the Swiss Embassy in Ballsbridge, Dublin. This national launch is an important development for the Galway music scene as it brings this annual festival to a much wider audience. This year’s festival takes child prodigies as its inspiration and every work in the weekend programme will have been written before the composer reached the age of eighteen. The ConTempo and Esposito quartets will be joined by Ailish Tynan, Soprano and Christian Chamorel, piano in performing an amazing range of music from down through the ages including compositions from Schubert, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Mahler and others. The programme also includes the Irish début of the astounding 11 year old multi-instrumentalist Alma Deutscher.