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Share our passion for musical performance as we showcase the treasure trove of current talent at student level with our audiences online from our home on Westland Row and our “home from home” the Museum of Literature Ireland (MoLI).

We look forward to delivering a rich output of online concerts, masterclasses, education and outreach projects which will visibly place our students and staff on the online performance platform, and reinforce our passionate commitment to nurturing and developing talent and ambition. 

Up Next:

NCH Spring Summer Variations presents

Camerata Ireland
Barry Douglas, piano/Director

Thursday 27th May, 2021 at 8.00 pm  |  Tickets €12

Mozart Piano Concerto No 12 in A K 414
Kinsella Nocturne for Strings
Mozart Piano Concerto No 14 in E flat K 449

From the final years of the 18th Century to the final years of the 20th Century, Camerata Ireland is presenting 3 works of such individuality and lyricism that belie time and origin. From the exquisite chamber quality of Mozart’s Vienna period concertos to the searing music of Ireland’s own John Kinsella they have one thing in common. Music that shows passion and freedom!
Camerata Ireland have been pushing the boundaries of musical collaboration across the island of Ireland since 1999. Established by the internationally renowned pianist, Barry Douglas, Camerata Ireland exists to celebrate the incredible musical talents that exude from this small island on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. 

This concert see the continuation of the Camerata Ireland & RIAM Side-By-Side Scheme. Eight RIAM students will rehearse and perform alongside the Camerata Orchestra, giving them a deeper insight into how a professional orchestra works on a daily basis, and further enhance their playing through an immersive training experience.

RIAM students taking part are:

  • Erin Hennessey, violin 
  • Jisun Min, violin 
  • Inana Garis, violin 
  • Aleyna Tunca, violin 
  • Arianna Ciommiento, viola
  • Peadar O'Loinsigh, cello
  • Albert Espina, cello
  • Alex Felle, double bass

Recently Streamed:

2021 Lucien and Maura Teissier Scholarship
Saturday 8 May, 2021 at 7.00 pm

One of Ireland’s most substantial music awards, the Lucien and Maura Teissier Scholarship is open to all Irish piano students of the Academy and is generously donated annually by Maura Teissier FRIAM.

Once again, we come to audiences virtually with an exciting stream of this year's event from the magnificent setting of the RIAM's Organ Room. A wonderful opportunity to hear some exceptional pianists from the RIAM's Keyboard Faculty brought to you in the comfort and safety of your home from our own home on Westland Row.

Sponsored by Maura Teissier FRIAM

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Watch the event on our YouTube Channel.


ChamberFest Dublin 2021

Founded in 2019 by the RIAM’s Head of Strings and Chamber Music, Sarah Sew, ChamberFest Dublin is rooted in the RIAM’s aim to provide high quality and meaningful performance experiences for students.

During ChamberFest Dublin 2021, the RIAM presented a series of live-streamed and pre-recorded concerts from its home base on Westland Row, in addition to a number of other Dublin venues, featuring a wide palette of music performed by some of its most exceptional students.


World Piano Day 2021
Finghin Collins Performance Project
Monday, 29 March at 7.00 pm

Presented by Finghin Collins

Having worked with one of Ireland's finest musical ambassadors, Finghin Collins, ahead of this very special online performance on World Piano Day 2021,10 talented pianists from the RIAM present an energetic and engaging concert to salute the power of the piano!  Musical fireworks guaranteed from these exceptional young artists as they share their passion for piano music with audiences at home in Ireland and from further afield.


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View Event on YouTube

Irish Baroque Orchestra/RIAM Philharmonia
Saturday, 20 March at 7.00 pm

Side-by-Side Performance Project. Peter Whelan, director

RIAM alumnus and artistic director of the Irish Baroque Orchestra, Peter Whelan, together with a selection of his IBO colleagues, performed alongside the spirited members of the RIAM Philharmonia in the wonderful setting of The Town Hall in Dublin’s Windmill Quarter. A truly collaborative side-by-side project exploring period style through a programme of boundless joie de vivre.

Recorded at The Town Hall, @1WML Windmill Quarter, Dublin 2.


Boulogne 'Chevalier de Saint-Georges': Overture L'Amant Anonyme
Mozart: Divertimento No 5 in C major, K187
Van Maldere: 'Dublin' Sinfonia in G
Mozart: Molto allegro from Symphony No 40 in G minor, K 550

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Presented in partnership with the Irish Baroque Orchestra and Windmill Quarter

Sponsored by the John Pollard Foundation

See what our students thought of the project on the short Vlog below!

Previously on RIAM Live

2021 RIAM Coffee Concerts April/May 2021

2021 Ursula Uí Chuinneagáin Bursary for Young Pianists 25 March 2021 Competition programme (.pdf)

2021 Maura Dowdall Competition 6 March, 2021 Competition Programme (.pdf)

2020 Junior Solo Competition  (Dublin Philharmonic Prize in memory of Vincent O’Neill) 14 December 2020

2020 John Pollard Competition for Young String Players 10 December 2020

Irene Sandford Award for Singers: Final 26 November 2020
Irene Sandford Award for Singers: Semi-Final 25 November 2020

Lucien & Maura Teissier Scholarship for Pianists 20 October 2020 

Gender in Orchestral Leadership Workshop 16 October 2020

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RIAM Philharmonia, Andrew Mogrelia. © Colm Hogan, 2017

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