Young pianist ,Adam McDonagh is giving a recital during The Summer Lunchtime Series. ( Dates to be confirmed soon ) .He is also stepping in as accompanist for the violinist Jane Hackett in that series. On Wednesday 16th March he won the Hamilton Harty Cup at the Feis Ceoil.
Please read below for further information about Adam McDonagh – Piano 💕🎹💖
Adam has recently completed the Bachelor of Music Performance degree at the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, studying piano under Dr. Mary Lennon. A First Class Honours graduate, he was awarded a Michael McNamara Gold Medal for excellence in performance and the Anne Leahy dissertation award. A First Class Honours graduate, he was awarded a Michael McNamara Gold Medal for excellence in performance and his dissertation won the Conservatory’s Anne Leahy award as well as first prize in the Ninth National CHMHE Undergraduate Musicology Competition.
He has performed in concerts as a soloist, accompanist and chamber musician in venues such as the National Concert Hall, Hugh Lane Gallery, Mansion House and City Hall in Dublin, the Ulster Hall in Belfast, and music festivals in Italy and Switzerland. He has also performed as a concerto soloist with the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland, Camerata, and with the DIT Symphony Orchestra conducted by David Brophy. Other highlights include solo recitals as part of the Boyle Arts Festival and ‘Music for Wexford’ Summer Lunchtime Series, broadcasts on RTÉ Lyric FM, a performance in the RDS Rising Stars Gala Concert, and representing Ireland as a competitor in the 10th Dublin International Piano Competition last year.
A multiple prize winner in the major Irish festivals and feiseanna, Adam has won the Sligo Feis Ceoil Senior Instrumental Bursary, Alan Gillespie Ulster Bank Award at the Clandeboye Music Festival and 2nd Prize in the Irish Freemasons Young Musician of the Year competition. He is also very grateful to have been awarded funding from the Music Network Music Capital Scheme, funded by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. In March 2016 he won the Hamilton Harty Cup at the Feis Ceoil.
Adam has had the benefit of master classes with many renowned pianists and teachers including Edmund Battersby, Evelyne Brancart, Philippe Cassard, Barry Douglas, Christian Favre, Vanessa Latarche, John Lill, Mabel Swainson, Jeffrey Swann, and has also had lessons with Christopher Elton. He has a great interest in collaborative piano, working with many singers, instrumentalists and ensembles, and has had accompaniment and chamber music master classes with Tara Erraught, Henning Ruhe, Michael Douglas, Robert Kulek, Sholto Kynoch, and the Vanbrugh and Heath Quartets. Highlights include winning the Elsner Cup and RTÉ Lyric FM award (instrumental duo) and the Milne Cup (voice and piano) at the Electric Ireland Feis Ceoil, accompanying vocal masterclasses with Ailish Tynan at the Clandeboye Festival, and performing as the orchestral pianist and celeste player in DIT’s production of Britten’s Turn of the Screw.