The Jury

Jane Carty

Jane Carty was born in Dublin, graduating with a B. Mus. Degree and a B.A. Degree in Music and Modern Languages, from University College, Dublin, as well as the Diploma in Music Teaching, receiving an Exhibition Award as a result…
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Brian Dickie

Brian Dickie has worked in opera over six decades and stepped down in August 2012 as General Director of Chicago Opera Theatre where he had been since 1999. After leaving Trinity College Dublin in 1961 he began his opera career…
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Maighréad McCrann

Maighréad McCrann has been Concertmaster of the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra since 1993. In 1997 she was appointed Professor of Violin at the University of Performing Arts in Graz. During this time she has also enjoyed a versatile career…
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Séamus Crimmins

Séamus Crimmins has played a central role in music in Ireland, particularly through key positions which he held at RTÉ. He served as founding Head, RTÉ Lyric fm and in 2007 was appointed Director, RTÉ Orchestras, Quartet and Choirs. Both…
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Veronica McSwiney

Veronica McSwiney was born in Dublin, Ireland, where she commenced her studies with D.J.J. O’Reilly at the Municipal School of music when she was seven years old. She gave her recital debut in Dublin at the age of sixteen and…
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Carole Dawn Reinhart

Carole Dawn Reinhart is recognized as one of the world’s outstanding trumpet soloists, acclaimed not only for her technical ability, but also for tone quality and interpretation. A Christmas “carol” born at “dawn”, she received her first instruction at age…
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