International Concert Pianist
Máire Carroll from Dublin is an international concert pianist who has performed throughout Europe, Asia, North America and Canada including performances in Wigmore Hall, the Barbican, Carnegie Hall and the National Concert Hall, Dublin.
Máire was the first recipient of the Irish Heritage music bursary for performance in 2015. She was the recipient of the RDS Collins Memorial Prize in 2018, the Jim McNaughton/Tilestyle Artist Bursary in 2015 and the 2012 Royal Dublin Society (RDS) Music Bursary, the first and only pianist to have won these prestigious awards.
She made her concerto début with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland in June 2015. Máire has a keen interest in contemporary music. She has collaborated with the London Sinfonietta and Crash Ensemble and she has performed with Crash Ensemble as part of their CrashLands series as well as at the GAIDA contemporary festival in Lithuania.
Máire completed her Master of Music degree with Distinction and on scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music. She was awarded her LRAM degree in 2016 and she is the 2016 winner of the Royal Academy of Music’s Franz Reizenstein Award for outstanding achievement. Máire began her studies at the age of four at the Royal Irish Academy of Music with Gillian Smith later studying with John O’Conor and Ray Keary.
Máire launched her “Hidden Pianos” series in 2018 with the aim of sharing classical and contemporary music in site-specific locations. Hidden Pianos is an intimate performance experience bringing the piano to exciting venues and a CD featuring music from the series is available.