About the Director
PGDip, ARDM, LGSMD, LTCL
Niamh Crowley, a native of Sligo began her
musical training the age of four and attended the Royal
Irish Academy of Music for eleven years. She continued
her studies in Violin and Piano at the Royal College of
Music, London, graduating with a first class honours
degree, subsequently a postgraduate in performance as a
Senior Exhibitioner and a holder of the Beckwith Music
She was awarded the centenary Tagore Gold Medal for the
most outstanding student at the Royal College of Music
and performed in the presence of Prince Charles who
presented her with the award.
Niamh works regularly with the National Symphony
Orchestra, RTE Concert Orchestra, and the National
Sinfonia. She is an experienced recitalist and has
performed concertos with many orchestras including
Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto with the RTE,Concert
Orchestra and Saint-Saens Violin Concerto in the National
Concert Hall, Dublin.
Her exciting career has brought her all over the world.
She has played in venues such as the Paris Conservatoire,
The Lizt Academy in Budapest, Cornell University in New
York and the Waterfront Hall in Belfast. She has toured
Europe extensively with the European Union Youth
Orchestra and in June 2000 represented Ireland with the
RTE Concert Orchestra at Expo in Hanover, Germany.
Niamh has broadcast regularly on television and radio
including Open House, The Late Late Show, Mike Murphy
Arts Show, Pat Kenny Radio Show.
She is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards
including the Royal College of Music Orchestral
Leadership Award 1999, The Peadar Cillin Medal for the
highest mark in Leaving Cert Music a the Mossman Prize
for the highest mark in Great Britain and Ireland for
Piano Associated Board Exams.