Rachel O’Hara announced winner of the Lucien and Maura Teissier Scholarship 2022
Rachel O’Hara has been announced the winner of the Lucien and Maura Teissier Scholarship of 2022, one of Ireland’s most substantial music awards for pianists with a prize fund of €10,000. This award is generously donated by Maura Teissier FRIAM.
Rachel is a 21-year-old pianist from Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow. She is a student of Prof. Thérѐse Fahy and is in her final year of the Bachelor of Music Performance Degree. Rachel is a first prize winner at the Feis Ceoil, winning the Esposito Cup (2018), Nordell Cup (2019) and Heneghan Cup (2021). Most recently, she was awarded both the Audrey Chisholm and Margaret O’Hea Cups at RIAM PianoFest 2022. She was also selected to be one of the Irish competitors in the Dublin International Piano Competition 2022.
Other awards during the competition included:
Fidelio Perpetual Cup for the Best Performance of an individual work:
David Vesey (MMus Year 1)