2nd Annual National Piano Festival | 13th March 2011

Discover the Musician Within


Sunday 13th March 2011
18 Terenure Road East, Rathgar, Dublin 6

Closing date: Saturday 19th February 2011

Adjudicator: Prof Reamonn Keary, RIAM
Categories for Solo u/6, u/8, u/10, u/12, u/14, u/16, u/18, u/25,
adult pre Grade 5, adult post Grade 5
(Ages to be reckoned from Jan 1st 2011)
Cost: €15

Test: To play one piece/movement of choice
Prizes will be given to 1st 2nd and 3rd places!
To present original copy of Music to the adjudicator on the day.

A fantastic opportunity for students to aim to reach their highest standard possible over these next few weeks! It is true that some of the best practise happens in the weeks just prior to a competitive performance!

Please speak with your teacher if you think you/your child would like to play!
Come on Everybody!!

New Category!

Now Introducing a brand new category for the 'under 6' year olds.. as we now cater for the very young beginners!

Adjudicator Prof Reamonn Keary
Ray Keary
A native of Galway, Réamonn Keary began his piano studies in Limerick with Gerard Shanahan. While reading music at Trinity College Dublin he studied piano with John O`Conor at the Royal Irish Academy of Music. On receipt of an Austrian Government Scholarship in 1984 he continued his piano studies with Leonid Brumberg in Vienna. In 1995 he was awarded a first class honours Masters Degree in Performance and Interpretation at St. Patrick`s College Maynooth.

Réamonn performs regularly as a chamber musician and accompanist and has worked with Ireland`s most distinguished instrumentalists and singers. He is a frequent broadcaster and lecturer on the topics of piano teaching and interpretation and was for many years John O`Conor`s teaching assistant at the Royal Irish Academy of Music. He is a highly valued teacher at the RIAM and a number of Réamonn`s students are enjoying international success. He served as the Chairman of the Senior Examiners at the RIAM for seven years and from 1997 to 2004 was a member of the Cultural Relations Committee of the Department of Foreign Affairs. He is in constant demand as an adjudicator and was a jury member of the 7th Axa Dublin International Piano Competition in 1996.