Cellist Elizabeth Troup Wins Dublin Philharmonic Society Junior Solo Competition
Junior RIAM Cellist and Young Artist Elizabeth Troup was announced as the winner of the Dublin Philharmonic Society Junior Solo Competition on Tuesday 12 December 2022 in the RIAM Organ Room. Elizabeth performed Haydn's Cello Concerto in C major, Hob V11b:1, 1st movement (Moderato)
Junior RIAM musicians performed a movement from a concerto/work written for solo instrument/voice and orchestra for the chance to win €600 and a public recital presented by the Dublin Philharmonic Society in memory of Vincent O’Neill. The Dublin Philharmonic Society is a voluntary non-profit-making society established in 1985 by Vincent O’Neill and a group of like-minded, music-loving friends to give talented young musicians the valuable opportunity to perform to a live audience and develop their presentation skills.
Elizabeth Troup is 14 years old and has been on continuous scholarship at the RIAM for cello, where she studies with Dr Annette Cleary. She is currently participating in the Young Artist Programme and is a multiple first-prize winner at Feis Ceoil in both solo cello competitions as well as chamber music. She has performed at venues such as Farmleigh, Kilruddery and Tullynally Castle, as well as the 2022 Prizewinners’ Gala Concert in the RDS. Elizabeth has been a finalist in the RIAM Junior Solo Competition three times, and was also a finalist last year in the John Pollard Strings Competition. At the Oxford Cello School last summer, Elizabeth was delighted to be selected to perform as soloist in the Haydn Cello Concerto accompanied by a full cello orchestra. She is a member of the RIAM Symphony Orchestra and the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland and is also a member of a string quartet and a cello quartet.
The other 2022 finalists included Anna Varga (cello), Simon Carey (clarinet), Christina Troup (french horn), Cormac Ryan (viola), Maiia Shpak (flute) and Adam Joyce (cello).
The jury consisted of Ross Lyness (Chair) Gerard Keenan (CEO Irish Chamber Orchestra) Deborah Kelleher (Director of RIAM) with Production and Event Management by Lucie Lacombe O’Flynn and Stage Management by Anastasia Sereda.