|Irish pianist, David Vesey is an award-winning pianist with a passion for music. An 1848 scholar at the Royal Irish Academy of Music studying with Hugh Tinney, David’s reputation as a rising Irish pianist continues to grow.
David graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree in 2021 from the MTU Cork School of Music, graduating as the highest placed student with First Class Honours. While in Cork, David won the Advanced Recital competition in the conservatoire and has since been a recipient of an MTU Arts Office Bursary to support his professional development. David then studied at the Royal Irish Academy of Music (RIAM), completing the Master’s in Music Performance Degree in June 2023.
David has won national prizes for both classical and traditional Irish music. In 2021, David won the Audrey Chisholm award at the Birr Festival of Music. He has had successes at Feis Ceoil, winning first prize in the John A. Piggott Cup (2021) and Hamilton Harty Cup (2022).
David won the Fidelio Cup (2022) and Audrey Chisholm Sonata Cup (2023) during his studies at RIAM and was awarded the prestigious Lucien and Maura Teissier Bursary for young Irish pianists in 2023.
David has performed nationally and internationally at venues such as the National Concert Hall (Dublin), International Sommerakademie at the Universität Mozarteum (Salzburg), and Saline Royale Academy (France).
David is also an accomplished traditional Irish musician, achieving success in the Fleadh Cheoil competitions. In 2020, he arranged compositions by Turlough O’Carolan for solo piano, to mark the 350th anniversary of the birth of O’Carolan. He is a member of the Comhaltas “National Folk Orchestra of Ireland” and was a past performer on the annual Comhaltas Tours of Ireland and Britain.
David is committed to promoting classical and traditional Irish music through his performances and plans to continue his pianistic development over the coming years.