Category: Festival Ambassadors

Gary Curtin

Music is a vehicle for self-expression, passion, discipline, respect, positive self-criticism, persistence, social interaction and responsibility, to name but a few areas. When you learn music, the outcome to most...

Maria Ryan

I don’t think you can put into words how important youth orchestras and festivals like this are. Maria Ryan won the coveted Heineken Violin Competition in 2010 and she is...

Katrina McGuinness

Katrina McGuinness

Occasionally, professional musicians can lose sight of why they started down the music business road, but with students, they are always so hungry to learn and eager to succeed and...

Marianne White

The year I got to fulfill a lifetime ambition – to conduct on the stage of the National Concert Hall. Marianne White began her musical studies in Dublin as a...

Ciara Cavanagh

The first time I played at IAYO Festival was a very special experience – I think I still have the programme from that night saved somewhere! It was a big...