Feis Ceoil 2024 Competition Results

Pianist Rowel Friers (Photo: Feis Ceoil)

Feis Ceoil 2024 Competition Results

Gala concert featuring a selection of winners to take place on Wednesday 17 April.

The Feis Ceoil competition and festival, which is now in its 128th year, has published the results of the 2024 competitions. The annual celebration of classical music, which took place at the RDS and other venues in Dublin on 11–22 March, featured over 190 competitions and attracted thousands of young classical musicians from across Ireland. A full list of the results is available below.

A number of the winners will perform at a gala concert on the main stage of the National Concert Hall this Wednesday 17 April at 7.30pm.  

The performers include pianist Rowel Friers who won the Morris Grant Piano Bursary, John A. Pigott Memorial Cup, Nordell Cup and John Benson Memorial Cup. Friers is a student of Réamonn Keary at the Royal Irish Academy of Music and last year won the Irish Freemasons Young Musician of the Year award.

Also performing at the gala concert are soprano Caroline Behan – a graduate of RIAM and currently a member of the chorus with Irish National Opera – who won the Dramatic Cup and Margaret and Tony Quigley Awards; cellist Jayden Lamcellari who won the Aileen Gore and RTÉ Lyric FM Award, the Clyde Twelvetrees Cup and the Bach Prize; oboist Ben Gannon, winner of the McCullough Cup and RTÉ Lyric FM award; tuba player Adam Buttimer, winner of the Senior Brass Recital award; The High School in Rathgar, winners of the Post-Primary School Orchestra prize; soprano Eiméar Harper, winner of the Gervase Elwes Memorial Cup/Senior Vocal Final and the Dermot Troy Trophy; St Mary’s College, Derry, winners of the Folens Choir of the Year prize; Marco Li, winner of Junior Violin; and Isaac Casey, winner of the Senior Musical Theatre and Rathmines and Rathgar Cup Award.

Commenting on this year’s competition, Laura Gilsenan, CEO of the Feis Ceoil, said: 

Feis 2024 lived up to expectations with an incredible standard of talent on display once again. We were particularly pleased with the new Choral Conducting and Senior Percussion competitions and can envisage them going from strength to strength. We are very lucky to have such a wealth of teaching and coaching talent in this country dedicated to the development of top-level musicians. At Feis Ceoil we are privileged to be able to give them a public platform.

Tickets for the gala concert on Wednesday are priced from €15 and are now on sale from www.nch.ie.

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Published on 15 April 2024

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