Our hour-long lunchtime recital will be given by our youngest ever Rising Star, 15-year-old violinist Peter Ryan accompanied by his brother Liam Ryan.
A student at the prestigious Menuhin school in the UK, Peter has recently performed at the Royal Albert Hall as winner of Grand Prize Virtuoso competition, and the brothers impressed viewers across Ireland when they performed on the Late Late show in 2020.
Peter and Liam have selected a programme of violin virtuoso show pieces, including the Second Movement of Mendelssohn’s much-loved Violin Concerto, Massenet’s serenely beautiful Meditation from Thaïs and Sarasate’s dazzling Zigeunerweisen.
“viscerally-expressive playing.. I’m very excited to see what he goes on to do.”Nicola Benedetti on Peter Ryan
Brothers Liam and Peter Ryan thrilled television audiences with their exciting Late Late Show performance in 2020. Liam is 18 and studying for his leaving certificate in C.U.S, Dublin, while Peter is 15 and studying for his GCSEs in the Yehudi Menuhin School in the UK. Both are multiple Feis Ceoil prize-winners as well as winning TU Dublin Conservatoire, Newpark, Epta and Sutton Park music festivals and Peter has also won various international competitions as well. Liam recently played in the NCH as winner of Newpark Festival’s Baroque Coakley Fuller Cup.
Liam studies piano with Dr David Mooney in TU Dublin Conservatoire and Peter studies violin with Akiko Ono in the Menuhin School. Liam is also an accomplished prizewinning cellist as is Peter on piano. Both have enjoyed many masterclasses with pedagogues including Maxim Vengerov, Kirill Troussov, Elly Suh, Darragh Morgan, Dr Gwendolyn Masin, Dr Rebekah Angervo, Hilary Coates and Tazmin Little.
Previous festival performances have included Boyle Arts Festival, Chamber Music on Valentia and Mozarteum Summer Academy Festival. Peter is delighted to have been involved recently with Irish Heritage where he performed in both the Irish Cultural Centre and Rudolph Steiner House. Peter is thankful to play a Gary Leahy bow on loan from an anonymous donor and also wishes to express his gratitude to Mr Ciaran Mulligan for his previous financial donation.