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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:

RIAM Philharmonia/ Irish Baroque Orchestra Side-by-Side Project

Christian Curnyn, conductor

Friday 29 October, 7:00pm  |  All Hallows Chapel, DCU  |  Tickets: €12 / €5 (Students)

For their first public performance before an audience since March 2020, the spirited members of the RIAM Philharmonia welcome conductor Christian Curnyn and members of the Irish Baroque Orchestra for a genuinely collaborative side-by-side project exploring period style through a programme of boundless joie de vivre.

Performed in the magnificent setting of DCU’s All Hallows Chapel, the programme features a charming suite of dances and airs from Rameau’s last opera, Les Boréades, alongside Haydn’s final symphony, the crowning achievement of the composer’s symphonic output.


Rameau: Suite from Les Boréades

Haydn: Symphony No 104 in D major, Hob I:104 “London”

Presented in partnership with the Irish Baroque Orchestra. Sponsored by the John Pollard Foundation

Limited Tickets Available

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RIAM: Virtual Beats

  • RIAM Percussion Ensemble
  • Lehman College Percussion Department
  • NYU Percussion Ensemble and NYU Steel Drum Ensemble
  • Latin Music Mixed Ensemble of Queens College, City University of New York
  • UBC Percussion Ensemble, University of Maryland

A special virtual concert featuring dynamic percussionists from Ireland and the United States performing a wide array of highly-charged music.

This concert dedicated to the memory of the distinguished percussionist and a dear friend, Morris “Arnie” Lang, who did so much to encourage and foster important collaborative projects with the Royal Irish Academy of Music and its US counterparts over many years. May he rest in peace.

Watch on YouTube


Meet the Young Artists

Sundays 6, 13 & 20 June 2021 at 3.00 pm  |  Free Concert

Meet the RIAM Young Artists was a three-concert series firmly placing musicians from the RIAM Young Artist Programme in the musical spotlight and a chance for audiences to enjoy a veritable feast of music performed online by some of tomorrow’s brightest musical stars.


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

Download Programme (.pdf)

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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Ray Keary and Lorna Horan sitting at a grand piano

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