Alumni

Professional Musicians

Dr. Gwendolyn Masin

Violin virtuoso, Author
Dr. Gwendolyn Masin is the Founder/Artistic Director of GAIA Chamber music festival and lives in Bern (Switzerland) and Budapest (Hungary). Since 2013 she is professor at the Haut Ecole de Musique in Geneva.

Catherine Leonard

Violin virtuoso
Catherine Leonard, violin virtuoso, lives in Dublin and Santa Barbara.

Gina McGuinness

Gina McGuinness is finishing her masters degree in violin in the Conservatoire of Sion (Switzerland) and lives in Zurich.

David O'Doherty

B. Mus. Perf.
David O'Doherty lives in Lausanne, where he is a member of the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, and in Dublin where he is lecturer at the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama

Cliodhna Ryan

B. Mus. London
Cliodhna Ryan lives in Ireland and is a full-time member of the Irish Chamber Orchestra.

Lucy Perkins

Trinity graduate
Lucy Perkins is a member of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra.

Niall O'Briain

LRSM and B. Mus.
Niall O'Briain is the Director of Newpark Music School.

Christian Tecklenborg

Christian Tecklenborg teaches full-time in Dublin at Newpark School of Music.

Niamh Nelson

Niamh Nelson is a full-time member of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra

Emma Montonen

LRSM
Emma Montonen is a full-time teacher and lives in Sutton, Dublin

Yvonne Bolger

Yvonne Bolger teaches full-time at Alexander Girls High School.

Debby France

Debby France is a teacher in Rennes, France.

Micheline Kinsella

B. Mus.
Micheline Kinsella has travelled abroad to further her studies.

Lynda O'Connor

B. Mus.
Lynda O'Connor finished her B. Mus. in Dublin and has been a student of Southern Methodist University, Dallas, since 2008.

Ruth Gibson

Ruth Gibson, a professional viola player, is studying in Geneva under violist Nobuko Imai, following her music studies at the Royal Northern College of Music.

Emer Kinsella

B. Mus.
Emer Kinsella finished her B.Mus. at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and is currently a professional violinist and violin teacher in Berlin.

Hanora Farrell

B. Mus.
Hanora Farrell is a professional violist living in London.

Martia Malherbe

Martia Malherbe has been a professional violist in the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra since September 2007.

David Tobin

Germany, studying towards his BMus.

Martin Moriarty

Amsterdam, studying towards his BMus.

Abigail McDonagh

Germany, studying towards her BMus.

Isobel Howard-Cordone

Italy, studying towards her MMus.

Further past students who became professional musician

  • John Wille, Professor at the University of Bloemfontein, South Africa
  • Kees Bakels, world renowned conductor, Bierbeek, Belgium
  • Leo Luyendijk, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Camilla Driver, violist, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Ursula Wittenberg, Cape Town, South Africa
  • François Voges, teaching Somerset-Wes, Die Kaap, South Africa
  • Annette Liebenberg, Riebeek-Kasteel, South Africa
  • Lisa Garson, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Anisa Bhettay, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Paul Theron, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Gary Doel, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Sean Doel, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Nicole Doherty, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Charles Richards, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Kristy Collette, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Aidan Sylvester, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Gisela Hans, B. Mus., Royal Scottish Academy of Music, Glasgow, Scotland
  • Anouk Espri, B. Mus., Cape Town, South Africa
  • Orit Feldman, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Sonja Rohde, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Jenny Brown, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Elenor Speir, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Danuta Prati Beton, Violin Professor at the Conservatoire de Metz, France
  • Esther Mefano, member of l.Orchestre de Paris, France