Dublin-born pianist Adam McDonagh is a Samling Artist and a first-class honours performance graduate of the Dublin Institute of Technology Conservatory of Music and Drama. He has also recently completed the Master of Philosophy in Music Studies programme as a scholar of Queens’ College, University of Cambridge.
Adam has performed throughout Europe, and for Irish radio and television. Since having moved to Cambridge last year, Adam has performed throughout the UK, including in venues such as Wigmore Hall, St Martin-in-the-Fields, and Sage Gateshead, Newcastle. Adam has been awarded 2nd Prize in the Irish Freemasons Young Musician of the Year competition, the Michael McNamara Performance Gold Medal and the Alan Gillespie Ulster Bank Award. He has been supported by the Robert Gardiner Memorial Scholarship, Arts Council of Ireland, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and Music Network’s Music Capital Scheme.
Adam is in high demand as a collaborative pianist and has acted as accompanist in the masterclasses of Patricia Bardon, Dame Emma Kirkby, Ailish Tynan, Dame Ann Murray and Maxim Vengerov. He has performed in the Dublin International Piano Festival, Boyle Arts Festival, Cambridge Brahms Festival, Westport Festival of Chamber Music, and has had masterclasses with eminent collaborative pianists such as James Baillieu on the Samling Artist Programme, Joseph Middleton on the Pembroke College Cambridge Lieder Scheme and Roger Vignoles as part of the London Song Festival.