Maeve Broderick

Graduate of the Hochschule fur Musik, Cologne

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Maeve Broderick studied violin with Jaroslav and Kveta Vaneček in the Royal Irish Academy of Music. From a very early age she gave successful solo performances in Dublin, Belfast and Waterford, and also won many first prizes and awards at the Feis Ceoil and the RIAM. 

At the age of 12 she became the first Irish member of the National Youth Orchestra in Britain (first violins), with concerts in London, Brussels and Amsterdam.  

Awarded the German Government Scholarship at 16, Maeve began studies with Max Rostal, Hermann Zitzmann and Sandor Végh in Cologne and Dusseldorf. 

Having gained some experience with the Guerzenich Orchestra of Cologne, concerts and broadcasts followed for RTE, BBC Radio3 and Radio Ulster in Dublin and Belfast. Duo recital partners have included Havelock Nelson, Peter Dains and John O'Conor - with whom she recorded all three of Brahms’ violin sonatas. 

Maeve was appointed to the Ulster College of Music and as Professor of Violin at the RIAM in the mid-1970s, and was later invited by Wolfgang Marschner to teach at his Summer School near Freiburg. She was appointed Senior Visiting Violin Tutor at Chetham's Music School, Manchester in early 1990s and in 1997 was reappointed Professor of Violin at the RIAM. 

Maeve has always sought to pass on her wealth of experience and insights, striving to develop each individual musically and technically according to their talent and potential, taking a holistic and long-term approach.