Top award for Galway soprano Clare


From this week's Galway City Tribune

From this week's Galway City Tribune

Top award for Galway soprano Clare Top award for Galway soprano Clare

The National Concert Hall has awarded its Bernadette Greevy Bursary award for 2023 to Galway City woman Clare Quinn.

Soprano Clare will receive a prize of €5,000 and a concert recital in the Kevin Barry Recital Room as a result of a stunning performance for judges, which included Mahler’s Ich atmet’ einen linden Duft and Philip Martin Bruch’s Lake Isle of Innisfree.

Her winning performance was adjudicated by Irish soprano Mairéad Buicke of TU Dublin Conservatoire, and Executive Director of Irish National Opera, Diego Fasciati.

Renmore born and raised, Clare is currently studying at the Royal Academy of Music in London, having graduated with a First Class honours degree in vocal studies from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in July 2022. Her career highlights to date include performing in Carnegie Hall, New York and for President Michael D Higgins in Áras an Uachtaráin, as well as taking part in BBC Cardiff singer of the World Fringe events, including masterclasses with Simon Lepper and Ilker Arcayurek.

Clare joins a stellar list of previous winners of the NCH Bernadette Greevy Bursary, including Kelli-Ann Masterson, Sarah Richmond, Susie Gibbons, Jennifer Davis and Gavan Ring.

Clare’s award is one of three bursaries that are awarded by the National Concert Hall to young people working in the areas of  song music and composition, acknowledging their outstanding performances or compositional talent.

Pictured: Clare Quinn.

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