Gifted pianist, Fiachra Evris Farrell (12) from Glenfarne was among 13 performers who provided an afternoon of musical magic at the Royal Irish Academy of Music “High Achiever Awards” Connacht Regional Concert held in the Aula Maxima, in NUI Galway recently.
Fiachra performed “Evening at the Village” by Bartok and “Sonata K282 Third Movement” by Mozart on the piano.
Established in 2000, the “High Achiever Awards” recognise and celebrate the commitment and talents of over 42,000 students who participate in the Local Centre Examination System run by the Royal Irish Academy of Music each year.
Deborah Kelleher, Director of the Royal Irish Academy of Music said, “The High Achiever Awards is an opportunity for students to channel their energy and focus their attention on their musical and speech and drama abilities.
“The opportunity to perform before a live audience helps students to build their confidence and gives them a sense of achievement and pride.
“It also allows them to cultivate self-expression through the unique way they connect to the audience through their performance.
“The Awards are also a way of recognising the huge support given to our students by their teachers, parents, families and friends who shared in and enjoyed this wonderful experience,” she pointed out.
From the Connacht Concert, a select number of performers will be chosen by Senior Examiners from the Royal Irish Academy of Music to perform in a National Gala Concert to take place in Dublin next month.