Classical

Moynihan/O’Leary Duo  Deirdre Moynihan (Soprano) and Alec O’Leary (Guitar) are recognised as one of Ireland’s leading duos. They are an engaging and energetic ensemble with a unique performance style that is charming yet dynamic. Having sculpted their individual musical identities for many years as soloists,...

… a talent of extraordinary dimension. — The New York Times D avid Russell is world renowned for his superb musicianship and inspired artistry, having earned the highest praise from audiences and critics alike. In recognition of his great talent and his international career, he was named a Fellow of The Royal Academy...

Joaquín Rodrigo praised the CD “Elogio de la guitarra”, which includes some of his solo pieces and recorded by Marco Socías in 1997, as follows: “A new recording of my guitar works is always a cause of satisfaction. But in the case of this young Spanish performer, that satisfaction becomes delight. Marco...

GuitaRiam, the Royal Irish Academy of Music guitar ensemble was formed in late 2011 by its director and head of guitar studies Marion Hyland. The ensemble is made up of past and present guitar students, ranging from senior to doctorate level and many are prizewinners in the Academy and at ESB Feis Ceoil. Its aim is to...

E lena Zucchini graduated in 2010 with a Master’s Degree from one of the finest music academies in the world, the Musik-Akademie der Stadt Basel. Described by Alberto Ponce as “the next rising star of the classical guitar world”, Elena has begun her career focussing on Italian and contemporary repertoire and, in...