Le Foyer des Artistes

A magnet for excellence in music and community engagement

Le Foyer des Artistes is an orchestra of world-class musicians, united to create extraordinary experiences for its patrons and community

7 December 2022

St Columb’s Hall, Derry

A Celebration of Saint Columba

4 February 2023

St Columb’s Hall, Derry

Concerto Award Finalists’ Recital

16 March 2023

St Columb’s Hall, Derry

Young Singers Collective Concert Finale

9 June 2023

St Columb’s Hall, Derry

The Midsummer Concert

Open House

Le Foyer des Artistes is passionate about community engagement. So much so, we want to make sure that wherever we perform, our doors are always open to you.
Come to our concerts or experience the creative process at one of our open rehearsals. You can meet the artists, participate in workshops, or even collaborate 
with us.

Open Workshops


Alexander Boldachev

Hailed as an international music ambassador, Alexander Boldachev is one of the most sought after harpists in the world. Praised for introducing new audiences to classical music, he has appeared as a guest soloist with orchestras and as recitalist at music festivals world-wide.
Vesselina Kasarova

Vesselina Kasarova

Don’t miss the chance to see Vesselina Kasarova, one of the greatest mezzo-sopranos of our age, who has sung on every major stage in the world, as she shares her vast experience and technical insight with the emerging young stars of tomorrow.

St Columb’s Hall Concerto Award

The St Columb’s Hall Concerto Award was created by Le Foyer des Artistes in partnership with the St Columb’s Hall Trust to establish the single largest annual classical music bursary in Ireland, and one of the largest in Europe, in celebration of the feast day of St Columba.

Young Singers Collective

The Young Singers Collective is a special programme for exceptionally gifted young singers, of any nationality, about to embark on an international singing career. 

Members of the Young Singers Collective will have the opportunity to work with a world-class artistic team led by our special guest and legendary mezzo-soprano, Vesselina Kasarova.

Le Foyer des Artistes Team

About Ley Foyer desArtistes

Darren Hargan

Artistic Director

Darren Hargan is the Founder and Artistic Director of Le Foyer des Artistes. He is a conductor and one of the most sought-after vocal coaches and accompanists for singers in Europe. 

About Ley Foyer desArtistes

Tiffany Fragman

Company Director

Tiffany Fragman is from Morgantown, West Virginia, USA and has over 30 years of multi-national experience in the telecommunications industry and the performing arts world.

Our Board of Directors

LFDA Group 2


     Lowry Grant, Tiffany Fragman, Darren Hargan, Selina Horshi and Henry Joseph-Grant