About the Director




Niamh Crowley

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 Scholarship.

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.

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