Roisín Walsh announced as winner of 2015 Bernadette Greevy Bursary Award
Soprano Roisín Walsh has been announced as the winner of the 2015 Bernadette Greevy Bursary Award at the National Concert Hall. Each year the National Concert Hall invites singers to apply for the Bursary of €5,000 in honour of Irish mezzo-soprano Dr Bernadette Greevy. Walsh’s winning programme included Leist du Um Schonlein by Mahler, Handel’s Spectate, ion vi gourami (Rodelinda) and The Bay of Fundy by Fiona Linnane.
The Limerick soprano has just completed her training at the National Opera Studio, London, comprising of residencies at Welsh National Opera and Scottish Opera. Her vocal training includes an MMus in Vocal Performance, and Advanced Certificate in Opera Studies and Artist Diploma from Guildhall School of Music & Drama.
Most recently Walsh was a member of the Glyndebourne Festival Chorus in summer 2014 performing in Eugene Onegin, Don Giovanni and La Traviata. Future engagements include Micaëla in Carmen with Opera Up Close, a recital at the St Lawrence Jewry music festival, and a recital at the Oxford Lieder Festival.
Dubliner Dr Bernadette Greevy achieved many honours during her career including the Order of Merit of Malta and an Honorary Doctorate of Music, National University of Ireland. She was the founder and artistic director of the Anna Livia Dublin International Opera Festival, and further supported student singers through her masterclasses and work as Artist in Residence at the Dublin Institute of Technology.
Former beneficiaries of the Bernadette Greevy Bursary include Gemma Ní Bhriain, Jennifer Davis and Rachel Kelly.