A native of Galway, Réamonn Keary began his piano studies in Limerick with Gerard Shanahan. Whilst reading music at Trinity College Dublin he studied piano with John O’Conor at the Royal Irish Academy of Music. On receipt of an Austrian Government Scholarship in 1984 he continued his piano studies with Leonid Brumberg in Vienna. In 1995 he was awarded a First Class Honours Masters Degree in Performance and Interpretation from St. Patrick`s College Maynooth.
Réamonn performs regularly as a chamber musician and accompanist and has worked with Ireland`s most distinguished instrumentalists and singers. He is a frequent broadcaster and lecturer on the topics of piano teaching and interpretation and was for many years John O`Conor`s Teaching Assistant at the RIAM. Currently the Head of the Keyboard Faculty, he is a highly valued teacher and a number of Réamonn’s students are enjoying international success.
He served as the Chairman of the Senior Examiners at the RIAM for seven years and from 1997 to 2004 was a member of the Cultural Relations Committee of the Department of Foreign Affairs. He is in constant demand as an adjudicator and was a jury member of the AXA Dublin International Piano Competition in both 2006 and 2009.