CLASSICAL MUSIC EVENING AT THE ROYAL IRISH YACHT CLUB

30/11/2019



RIYC presents Irish Sopranos Clodagh and Stephanie Kinsella accompanied by international pianist Seho Lee. The programme will include popular opera arias, well know duets and Irish songs. This intimate performance takes place in the Drawing Room and is followed by dinner in the Dining Room.

Commencing Saturday 30th November 2019 at 1900hrs sharp.
Price €55 includes prosecco on arrival, recital and dinner. 
Members' guests are welcome

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ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Clodagh Kinsella, Soprano
Clodagh Kinsella completed her B.A. in Vocal Studies with a First Class Honours in the Royal Irish Academy of Music and has now just finished her Master's in Music Performance with a First Class Honours in the RIAM with Lynda Lee and repetiteur Dr. Dearbhla Collins.
Solo concert appearances include Hayden’s Stabat Mater; Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater; Handel’s Messiah and Gloria; Saint-Saens’ Christmas Oratorio; Vivaldi’s Gloria, Orff’s Carmina Burana with the Wicklow Choral Society; Mozart’s Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, Coronation Mass, C Minor Mass, and Requiem.  
Operatic roles include Second Soprano in Monteverdi’s Tirsi e Clori, Zweite Dame in Mozart’s Die Zauberflote, and Titania in Purcell’s Fairy Queen with the Royal Irish Academy of Music; Les Enfants in Massenet’s Werther with Opera in the Open; title role as Sandrina in Mozart’s La Finta Giardiniera and most recently Alcina in Caccini’s Alcina.   
In November 2018, Clodagh was awarded first place in the Irene Sanford Singing Competition, having received the Most Promising Performer Prize in 2017.
In 2017 Clodagh traveled to New York to sing in a concert titled “The Golden Age and Celtic Tiger,” hosted by the American Irish Historical Society and has since been invited back to perform several times , including singing at their Annual Gold Medal Dinner on 5th Avenue. She was also invited by the Irish Consul General, Ciaran Madden, to perform in the Irish Consulate in New York.
Recently, Clodagh performed Handel’s Agripinna Condotta a Morire in the international West Cork Chamber Festival, with baroque group Ensemble Dagda, travelled to California for a recital as part of the Eugene O Neill foundation and performed in the Sligo Baroque Festival.
 
Seho Lee, International Pianist
Korean born Seho Lee is a pianist, piano accompanist, opera/ballet répétiteur and International Relations Representative at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin, Ireland.
He has been invited to perform at internationally renowned festivals including the Edinburgh International Festival and the Fringe Festival and also the Oxford Lieder Festival. Seho has performed at St James’ Palace in London and Dora Stoutzker Hall, Cardiff in the presence of the British Royal Family, representing the RCS, in 2008 and at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in 2012.
Born in South Korea, Seho studied piano (BMus, summa cum laude) at the Chugye University for the Arts and opera coaching (Artistic Diploma, summa cum laude) at the Korea National University of Arts in Seoul. Among the numerous prizes he won were the President’s Prize and Creativity Awards for outstanding academic performance. In 2007 he joined the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS) Keyboard and Collaborative Piano Department as a pianist Fellow while studying for a Masters in Piano Accompaniment, in addition Seho was also the first student in the UK to be awarded an MMus (Piano for Dance) with Distinction as a ballet répétiteur.
He then obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Repetiteurship where he also gained a Distinction. Seho was awarded the Piano Accompaniment Award for best accompanist from RCS. During this time he worked closely with the Scottish Ballet and the RCS Ballet School. He won all the Duo Competitions for singer and pianist plus several solo piano competitions while studying at the RCS and was honoured to perform as a representative student at the RCS Graduation Ceremony while also working as accompanist at the Birmingham Royal Ballet, English National Ballet.

Sephanie Kinsella, Soprano
Stephanie is a second year BA vocal performance student in the Royal Irish Academy of Music. She is studying with Lynda Lee and repetiteur Andrew Synnott. 
Stephanie’s professional debut was with Wexford Festival Opera in 2012 where she played the role of young Vreli in A Village Romeo and Juliet. She was the youngest singer to ever perform at the festival’s opera gala concert. 
Stephanie has won numerous competitions in Dublin Feis Ceoil, Sligo Feis Ceoil and Arklow Feis Ceoil. She is also a Rose bowl recipient from Dublin Feis Ceoil. RTE featured Stephanie singing on The Beo Show with Irish soprano Celine Byrne when she became a student of the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin.  
Oratorio mezzo-soprano roles include Saint- Saëns Oratorio de Noel, Handels Messiah and and Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater. 
Stephanie has been performing with her sister Clodagh from a very young age. With the RIAM Stephanie and Clodagh have performed together in Russborough house accompanied by the RIAM Baroque Orchestra. Stephanie will be performing with RIAM in their Christmas Concert in St Anns Church on the 9th December.