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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. 

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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 the embedded YouTube video below.

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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.

In today’s constantly evolving music world, collaboration and inventive exploration are vital skills for the next generation of musicians, and in the programming of ChamberFest Dublin 2021, students have played a key role in forming their own chamber groups, researching and choosing repertoire.

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.


RIAM Coffee Concerts

The RIAM presented a series of six coffee morning concerts online throughout March and April.  

The series featured works by Amy Beach, Nadia Boulanger, Lili Boulanger, Ina Boyle, Cécile Chaminade, Rebecca Clarke, Lūcija Garūta, Minna Keal, Liza Lehmann and Verdina Shlonsky, performed by some of the RIAM’s finest musicians.

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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Glenn O’Connor - F Chopin: Nocturne in C Minor Op 48 No 1

Doireann O’Carroll -  S Prokofiev: Sonata No 1 in F Minor Op 1

Rachel O’Hara - A Berg: Sonata Op 1

Daniel Boon - R Schumann: In der Nacht from Fantasiestücke Op 12

Xufei Han - F Liszt/N Paganini: Etude No 5 La Chasse

Laoise McMullin - S Prokofiev: Sarcasms Op 17 Nos 1 and 5

Filip Baszynski - S Rachmaninov: Moment Musicaux Op 16 No 4

Frasier Hickland - C Debussy: Et la lune descend sur le temple qui fut from Images Book II

Emma O’Brien - R Schumann: Novelletten Op 21 No 8

Dean Kelly - Chopin: Etude in C Minor Op 25 No 12

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2021 Ursula Uí Chuinneagáin Bursary for Young Pianists 
Thursday, March 25th at 7.00 pm

Congratulations to the 2021 winner, Joe O'Grady!

Together with the Ó Cuinneagáin family, we we were delighted to present the Finals of the 2021 Ursula Uí Chuinneagáin Bursary for Young Pianists, which we are streaming from the magnificent setting of the RIAM’s Organ Room to homes across Ireland and further afield.

Sponsored by her son Luke Ó Cuinneagáin, this exciting bursary for aspiring young pianists recognises Ursula Uí Chuinneagáin's contribution to the music world in Ireland and her long-standing association with the RIAM.  The winner of this coveted award receives €2000, a perpetual bespoke Waterford Crystal trophy and a solo recital engagement.   

Four outstanding pianists, Lucy Byrne, Charlotte Croke, Jinlong John Situ and Joe O’Grady, performed to a distinguished jury, chaired by one of Ireland’s finest musical ambassadors, Barry Douglas CBE.    

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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!

2021 Maura Dowdall Competition
Saturday, 6 March, 2021 at 7.00 pm

Congratulations to the 2021 winners:

  • Maura Dowdall Competition: Eunsuh Park (bassoon)
  • Colin Stavely Memorial Award for strings: Inana Garis (violin)

An opportunity for all tertiary students to compete for a coveted performance opportunity with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, the Maura Dowdall Award of €600 and the Colin Staveley Memorial Award for Strings. 

Competition Programme

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Previously on RIAM Live

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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