CLASSICAL MUSIC EVENING AT THE ROYAL IRISH YACHT CLUB

02/12/2017

Join us for an evening of Classical Music by three very accomplished artists.

Eimear McCarthy Luddy  (Mezzo-soprano)
Clodagh Kinsella  (Soprano)
David Adams (Piano)

Highlights include opera aria favourites and duets from mozart, Gounod, Offenbach and Puccini.  There will also be Irish composers and maybe one or two French/Spanish songs.

Performance starts at 1900 hrs ending around 2000 hrs with dinner served after, €36 per person. Members' guests are welcome and a Members' table will be available.

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Eimear McCarthy Luddy is a Dublin born mezzo-soprano currently studying her Masters in Music Performance at the Royal Irish Academy of Music under the tutelage of Owen Gilhooly. She was awarded distinction in her Diploma in Music Teaching and Performance (RIAM), in addition to a Diploma in Community and Group Music Teaching (RIAM) and a Bachelor of Music majoring in vocal performance (University of Birmingham). In 2016 she was awarded second prize in the Irene Sandford Award for Singers at the RIAM, as well as the Canon McLoughlin Cup and the W.P. Gilbert Cup at Sligo Feis Ceoil. She was also awarded a place in the Young Musicians Programme at Clandeboye Festival with Camerata Ireland. 
Her operatic roles include Mrs. Beane in the world premiere of Siobhán Cleary’s Vampirella (RIAM), Mistress of the Novices in Puccini's Suor Angelica (RIAM), Il Destino in Cavalli's L'Ormindo (RIAM), and Grasshopper/Hen in Janacek's The Cunning Little Vixen (RIAM). She has also appeared as a chorus member in numerous productions with RTÉ Concert Chorus, Lyric Opera, and most recently for Opera Theatre Company’s concert performance of Eithne in the National Concert Hall. 
During her time in the University of Birmingham Eimear regularly performed both as a soloist and with choirs at venues including the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham Symphony Hall, the Elgar Concert Hall, and the Royal Albert Hall. She has also performed across Ireland in various venues in Dublin, Sligo, Wicklow, Wexford and Cork. Most recently she performed recitals as part of the Music in Monkstown festival and the Music for Wexford festival.
She looks forward to playing the role of Ramiro in the RIAM production of Mozart’s La Finta Giardiniera in the Samuel Beckett Theatre in January. 


A former organ scholar of St Patrick’s Cathedral and Trinity College Dublin, David Adams studied in Freiburg (Ludwig Doerr) and Amsterdam (Piet Kee and Ewald Kooiman). He won prizes at international competitions in Bruges, Speyer and Lüneburg, and was the first winner of the Dublin International Organ Competition, the only Irish winner of the competition to date. David performs regularly with many ensembles including the Irish Baroque Orchestra, and has recorded extensively both as a soloist and an ensemble player. In 2007 he was awarded a PhD from the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, for his work on the organ music of Max Reger. David lectures in organ and harpsichord and opera studies at the Royal Irish Academy of Music and is Head of the Early Music Department.

Clodagh Kinsella has just completed her B.A in Vocal Studies in the Royal Irish Academy of Music with a First Class Honours and is now in her first year of a MA. She is studying with Lynda Lee and repetiteur Dearbhla Collins. Solo concert appearances include Mozart’s Vesperae solennes de confessore, Haydn’s Stabat mater, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, Handel’s Messiah, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Mozart’s Coronation Mass , Mozart’s C Minor Mass , Mozart’s Requiem and Handel’s Gloria.
Clodagh has performed in various venues around the country including the Round Room at the
Mansion House , Trinity Chapel , The National Opera House , St Patricks Catherdral and Christ
Church Cathedral. Clodagh has won numerous competitions in Dublin Feis Ceoil , Sligo Feis Ceoil
and Arklow Feis Ceoil.
Clodagh has performed with numerous choral societies as a soloist including Bray Choral Society ,
Enniscorthy Choral Society , Carlow Choral Society and Wicklow Choral Society.
Operatic roles include Second Soprano in Monteverdi’s Tirsi e Clori with RIAM , Zweite Dame in
Mozart’s Die Zauberflote with RIAM ,Les Enfants in Massenet’s Werther with Opera in the Open and
her latest role as Titania in Purcell’s Fairy Queen with RIAM.
With the RIAM Clodagh has gone on trips to Budapest to perform Tirsi e Clori in the Liszt Academy
and New York as a solo singer. This year Clodagh was awarded The Most Promising Performer
award in the Irene Sanford Award for Singers.
Future engagements include performing at the Rising Stars Platform series in the RDS Concert Hall in
November , travelling to New York to perform at the annual gala dinner of the American Irish Society
and performing the title role of Sandrina in Mozarts La finta giardiniera in January.