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Rachel Croash

Dublin Soprano Rachel Croash was a member of the inaugural Irish National Opera Studio and the Cork Opera House Cara O’Sullivan Associate Artists. Awards include the Wexford Festival Opera Aria…

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Natalie Clein

Described by the Times as 'mesmerising' and 'soaringly passionate', British cellist Natalie Clein has built a distinguished career, regularly performing at major venues and with orchestras worldwide. She records regularly…

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Neil Martin

Belfast-born Neil Martin is a composer and musician who enjoys a most varied and rewarding career. Recent compositions include an opera - Nobody/Somebody (2023), a violin concerto - dall’ombra (2022),…

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Nicolas Altstaedt

German-French cellist Nicolas Altstaedt is one of the most sought after and versatile artists today. As a soloist, conductor, and artistic director, he performs repertoire spanning from early music to…

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National Symphony Orchestra

Patron: Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland Chief Conductor: Jaime Martín Founded in 1948, the National Symphony Orchestra has been at the centre of Ireland’s cultural life for 75 years.…

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Pól Ó Conghaile

Pól Ó Conghaile is Travel Editor with The Irish Independent and a regular contributor to National Geographic Traveller, among other international publications. He has been named Travel Writer of the…

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Stephanie Dufresne

Stephanie Dufresne is a dancer, actor and choreographer from the West of Ireland based in Dublin. Stephanie holds a BA in Dance from the Rotterdam Dance Academy and is a…

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William Butt

William Butt was born in London and started his musical career early as a chorister in St Georges Chapel, Windsor Castle. After graduating from the RNCM with Moray Welsh he…

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Adrian Mantu

Dr Adrian Mantu is the cellist/founder of the ConTempo Quartet (1995), Galway Ensemble in Residence since 2003 and RTE’s National Quartet since 2013. He is the winner of 16 International…

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Catherine Cotter

Catherine Cotter is a student at the Royal College of Music in London, where she studies with Amanda Truelove. She began her studies with Aisling Drury-Byrne in 2009 in the…

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Katherine Hunka

“ a beguiling melt in the mouth sonority….a silver purity enhanced by a magical instinct for cantabile” BBC Music Magazine. Born in London, Katherine studied at the Royal Academy of…

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Anna Lardi

Anna Lardi is CEO of Music for Galway where she has been since 2003, and in a key leadership role since 2006. Anna steered the company through the challenges of…

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Little John Nee

John Nee, more commonly known by his stage name Little John Nee, is an Irish storyteller, writer, performer and musician based in Galway on Ireland's West Coast. Nee was born in Glasgow in 1959. He returned…

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Matthew Berrill

Multi-instrumentalist Matthew Berrill leads a diverse career as a performer, improvisor, composer, arranger and curator. Matthew is an integral member of numerous ensembles in the jazz, improvised and traditional Irish…

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Martin Johnson

Martin Johnson studied Cello at the Royal College of Music, London under the direction of Anna Shuttleworth, a former student of Pablo Casals, Andrew Shulman, Principal Cello – The Philharmonia…

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Martyn Brabbins

Martyn Brabbins is Music Director of the English National Opera. An inspirational force in British music, Brabbins has had a busy opera career since his early days at the Kirov…