President and Board - Irish Association of Youth Orchestras
Earlier in the year orchestra members met president Mary McAlleese, and there Plucked Quartet (6th Class): Jassjot Pal Kaur, 1st violin, Melissa Deans, 2nd violin RTE Concert Orchestra gave a concert in the School Hall, and played two. Romanian-born violinist Adrian Petcu has lived in Cork and has been a She played in the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland from the age of 12 until the RTE Concert Orchestra, the Ulster Orchestra and many other performing ensembles Conductor with Dublin Youth Orchestras · East Meets West Youth Orchestra. With the RTE Concert Orchestra she recorded the Bruch for commercial release on touring Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto with the Dublin Orchestral Players.
From these classes, children are invited to attend small group classes in the CDETB Music Centre, progressing on to individual classes.
The two CDs consisted entirely of youth orchestras and youth choirs performing a wide variety of music. Brian Murray Brian Murray is a Lecturer in Physical Chemistry in ITT Dublin involved in teaching full-time and part-time undergraduate and postgraduate students in research and in collaboration with industry for over 30 years.
As a parent and administrator in Fingal Youth Orchestra from toBrian helped build up its profile through national and international trips and secured arts awards in the county and at the IAYO Festival of Youth Orchestras. He feels his experience complements that of professional musicians and administrators on the IAYO board. With a Diploma in Professional Musicianship from DIT already under his belt, he has been involved in all aspects of the music industry. Ed has worked with many artists and function groups, regularly recording and performing around Ireland.
When he is not doing this, he will be found playing in the pit for musicals and theatre productions all over the country. A guitarist by trade, Ed has studied and played a variety of genres, including classical, jazz, rock, pop, funk and electronic. Inhe founded the music tuition website EdPhelanGuitar. Ed hopes to use his industry knowledge gained from actively performing and teaching to bring his passions of both music and education to the IAYO.
Her passion lies in the development of youth orchestras and voluntary music groups. In her work as a post-primary school music teacher she has undertaken trips abroad with school orchestra, conducted on television, conducted the Orchestra in the National Concert Hall on several occasions and participated in competitions and feiseanna around the country.
She has been a session musician with bands. She is a professional pianist and has held many residencies in the Dublin area. Barry is an exclusive Chandos recording artist.
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He recently completed recording the full works for solo piano of Brahms, the six albums of which have received much critical praise. His current recording project focusses on the solo piano works of Schubert; the fourth and final disc will be released next season.
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Last season he also began a new series, recording Tchaikovsky solo piano music. Also with Chandos Barry is exploring Irish folk music through his own arrangements, working with ancient melodies through to pieces by contemporary song writers.
In Barry Douglas founded the chamber orchestra Camerata Ireland to celebrate and nurture the very best of young musicians from both Northern and the Republic of Ireland. Barry regularly tours with Camerata Ireland throughout the world and visited the US in the spring of During this time she has also enjoyed a versatile career as a soloist, chamber musician and directing chamber orchestras from the violin. Her passion for teaching has resulted in many masterclasses and intense coaching with the youth orchestras of Spain, Catalunya, Columbia, the Vienna Jeunesse Orchestra and the National Orchestral Institute in Washington.
Further violin lessons with Sandor Vegh and David Takeno. Higgins, Hollywood stars and Nobel Prize winners. Collaborations with other distinguished quartets have also been a feature, such as the Amadeus, Arditti, Vanbrugh, Casals and Endellion. He has also had an active career as a soloist, chamber musician and conductor in Ireland and abroad.
He has a particular affinity with chamber music and has worked with many groups, including the Ysaye, the Navarra, the Con Tempo and the Vanbrugh Quartets. He is one of the founders of the Dublin Chamber Orchestra and has been the Musical Director of the Hibernian Orchestra for nearly thirty years. Despite his hugely busy life as a performing artist and conductor, John has found the time to join the faculty of the Royal Irish Academy of Music.
His many tours have included China, as a soloist as well as with the National Chamber Ensemble of Ireland and Academy Chamber Ensemble performing to sell-out audiences.
Two tours to China are planned for He is the director of Music in Monkstown since it was founded inand continues to promote musical events in the village with the assistance of a wonderful voluntary committee. This is the premiere recording of these recently discovered works by the great Russian composer, and is now available. John Hearne John Hearne began his musical education at a young age, with piano lessons from his father William Hearne, with whom he later also studied the recorder.
Violinist laid off by RTE is awarded €13,500
Cecilia, Castleward Opera and various other ensembles. Leaving London to join the RTE National Symphony Orchestra, she experienced the full range of symphonic repertoire over a period of 18 years. As principal bass of the Orchestra of St Cecilia she was privileged to perform the entire series of church cantatas of Bach.
With a keen interest in chamber music, Aura has performed most of the major chamber works that include the double bass.