Dublin-born Adam McDonagh is an award-winning pianist, a Samling Artist and a graduate of DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama (BMus) and Cambridge University (MPhil).
He has performed in many prestigious festivals and venues throughout Ireland, the UK and in parts of Europe, and his performances have been broadcast on RTÉ Lyric FM. He is a multiple prizewinner at Feis Ceoil as a soloist, accompanist and more recently as a singer, and has received many awards including the Michael McNamara Gold Medal, the Anne Leahy Award (DIT Conservatory), and the Robert Gardiner Memorial Scholarship (Cambridge University).
Adam’s past répétiteur and assistant répétiteur experience includes productions of Le nozze di Figaro(Glasthule Opera), Handel’s Susanna (DIT Conservatory), L’elisir d’amore (Lismore Opera Festival), Suor Angelica (Empyrean Ensemble) and Owen Wingrave (Opera Collective Ireland). Additional highlights as a collaborative pianist include reaching the final of the 10e Concours de Chant-Piano Nadia et Lili Boulanger, performing in the Oxford International Song Festival as a bursary-awarded Mastercourse participant, and acting as accompanist in the masterclasses of Patricia Bardon, Emma Kirkby, Ann Murray, Ailish Tynan and Maxim Vengerov.
This year, Adam is undertaking the Master of Music (MMus) in Répétiteuring programme at TU Dublin Conservatoire, in partnership with INO. He is delighted to be a member of the INO Studio 2023/24 and the recipient of the inaugural INO Répétiteur Scholarship.