RIAM Piano Student (Organ Room)


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. 

Recently Streamed

Our most recent livestreams were the 2020 John Pollard Competition for Young String Players and and the Junior Solo Competition from the beautiful setting of the RIAM’s Organ Room on 10 and 14 December .  

RIAM Live: 2020 John Pollard Competition for Young String Players
Thursday, 10 December at 7.00 pm

The John Pollard Competition for Young String Players identifies, financially assists and develops the potential of exceptional young string players. Six wonderful young musicians; violinists Evan Lawrence, Chloë O’Connor and Shane Quinn, and cellists David Blake, Catherine Cotter and Adam Joyce, will be performing for the John Pollard Award of 2000 for an outstanding violinist or violist and the Stephen Vernon Award of 2000 for an outstanding cellist or double bass player.

The John Pollard Competition for Young String Players is generously sponsored by The John Pollard Foundation

2020 John Pollard Award Programme

View Recording on Youtube

RIAM Live: 2020 Junior Solo Competition
(Dublin Philharmonic Prize in memory of Vincent O’Neill)
Monday, 14 December at 7.00 pm

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 to develop their presentation skills. 

We are delighted to have joined forces with this vibrant organisation to present this exciting event with audiences at home afforded the opportunity to hear five bright young artists from the RIAM compete for the prize of €600 and a public recital presented by the Dublin Philharmonic Society in memory of Vincent O’Neill. 

2020 Junior Solo Competition Programme

View Recording on YouTube

Performing in the Final

Lera O’Connor, flute
Julieanne Forrest, violin
Elizabeth Troup, cello
Leo McNally, piano
Catherine Cotter, cello

Previously on RIAM Live

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

Support Us

These past few months have been challenging for RIAM. Our income has been put under pressure as areas such as box office revenue have declined to zero.

Please consider donating what you might have spent on a ticket and help us to keep our music playing. Thank you.

RIAM Philharmonia, Andrew Mogrelia. © Colm Hogan, 2017

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