The term is off to a good start and music lessons are well on the way with many preparing for exams in November. A lot of new students have joined us, and the cycle goes on! Many of them are also rehearsing for the Secondary School Show Sister Act, which has just commenced recently and will be on stage Saturday October 19 DV.
We have also received notification of the High Achievers for 2019.
They are: Bi Bi Russell Violin. Primary Grade
Erika Carroll Music Theatre. Senior Certificate
The Chamber Choir in the Secondary School are also High Achievers and many of our music students past and present were in the choir when they took their exam in May.
We congratulate them all on this great achievement.
Sam Rotman, Concert Pianist originally from Romania and graduate from The Julliard School of Music gave a Recital in the Source Theatre on October 01. As it is the 250th anniversary of Beethoven he performed four of his works. He will be 70 next birthday and his fingers are as nimble as ever and conveyed the spirit of Beethoven so well in his performance.
One of our students Anna Grace who passed Senior Certificate in Piano in May with Distinction was invited to play at the beginning of the Concert. She played two pieces.
F Haydn: Sonata in Ab Major Hob XVI No 46 1st Movement Allegro Moderato.
E Grieg: Wedding Day at Troldhaugen Opus 65 No 6
She gave a wonderful performance and was highly commended by Sam Rotman. The audience showed their appreciation by their applause. Some of our music students were present and were very taken by her musical performance. Hopefully she will inspire them to practice more….
We send all our best wishes to our past pupils who have just started College and hope life will be good to you. Perhaps you would think of joining a Choir and if you play an instrument an Orchestra. Roisin Heenan who is studying Law and Business in UCD was the Musical Director of their most recent show Company. Her sister Cliodhna is in Trinity doing Dentistry. She is playing Violin with the College Orchestra and is also playing in a Quartet. It is a lovely way of extending your social circle and meeting lovers of music.
We welcome back all our Staff to the Academy and hope it will be a good year for all. We have been joined by Linda Ryan for Voice and Rosemary Walsh for Piano. We hope they will have a long and fruitful career with us.