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RDS Rising Stars

The latest RDS Rising Stars Concert took place on April 26, 2018 in the RDS Concert Hall and featured students and recent graduates from the CIT Cork School of Music (pictured above). The Concert will was presented by Aiveen Kearney, Head of School, CIT Cork School of Music. 

The RDS Rising Stars Concerts showcase new talent in Irish classical music. The RDS provides an audience and a venue for talented third-level music students to help them gain valuable performance experience.

These free concerts are part of the RDS arts work programme which provides a platform that supports the transition from student to emerging artist; encouraging the pursuit of a career in visual art, craft or music. The Rising Stars Concerts take place twice a year in spring and autumn and are free to attend, but online booking is required.

The next RDS Rising Stars Concert will take place on November 28, 2018 and more details will be available in the Autumn.


Performers on April 26, 2018 (pictured above)


David McElroy & Rachael Masterson (Violins)

Martha Campbell (Viola)

Grace Coughlan (Cello)


Sylvan Mayer-Whitla – PIANO


Callum Owens – CELLO

Accompanied by Tom Doyle on piano


Fiona Falvey - SOPRANO

Accompanied by Tom Doyle on piano


Gráinne Ní Luasa – PIANO



Maria Ryan (Violin/Vocals)

Lucia Mac Partlin (Violin)

Seán Warren (Cello)

Aonghus McCarthy (Piano)


For further information contact:

Dara O'Leary
RDS Arts Programme Manager
Dublin 4
Tel: +353 (0) 1 240 7255
Email: arts@rds.ie

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