The Spanish harpsichordist Silvia Martinez gave the Dutch premiere of Ní Ríain’s work for harpsichord and fixed media/tape 2 Steep 4 Sheep (some hills are) on 24th May at Orgelpark, Amsterdam as part of the finalists recital in the Annelie de Man Composition Competition.
Annelie de Man was not only a brilliant musician, but also a prominent pedagogue who inspired many harpsichordists and composers to take interest in contemporary literature for the instrument
Silvia Martinerz has given recitals in Spain, France, Germany, Ireland, Switzerland, Holland, Italy, Croatia, Andorra, Austria, Slovakia, Portugal, Bolivia, Panama, etc., and in recent years she has been invited to be part of various juries. She maintains an intense activity as a soloist or collaborator with national and international groups and orchestras (Symphonic Orchestras of Galicia, Bilbao, Principality of Asturias, Region of Murcia, Malta, etc.), under the direction of figures such as Fabio Biondi, Giuliano Carmignola and Paul Goodwin, among others.