Yvonne Collier piano

Yvonne Collier Piano

A native of Kilbride, Carlow, Yvonne began her studies at the Cork School of Music. In 2001 Yvonne moved to England to study with two internationally renowned pianists, the Irish pianist/composer, Philip Martin and Italian pianist, Victor San Giorgio at the Birmingham Conservatoire. She graduated with a Post-Graduate Diploma in Piano Performance in 2002 and subsequently decided to remain at the Conservatoire to study for a Master of Arts in Piano Performance in which she graduated in July 2003.

Yvonne has had the opportunity to further her studies through masterclasses with internationally renowned pianists including  John Lill, Peter Donohoe,  Balaz Szokolay, Vladimir Tropp, Martin Roscoe, Peter Jablonski, and Piers lane to name a few.

Since college Yvonne has given performances across Ireland and in the UK. Television appearances include the Late, Late Show, The Late Late Toy Show, Nationwide and the RTE All Island School Choir of the Year Competition as well as live performances on RTE Radio One. Concerto performances include guest soloist for the Proms in Cork with the Grieg Piano Concerto, the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto with the Wexford Sinfonia and Mozart Concerto in A major with the Queen’s Park Sinfonia in the UK.

Yvonne has worked as accompanist to many choirs including Carlow Choral Scoiety, Wexford Festival Singers, Gorey Choral Group and Vocare vocal group who sung in the premier of Carol Barnett’s Bluegrass Mass in Carnegie Hall, New York in March 2013. She has also work with the Irish Youth Chamber Choir under conductor Greg Beardsell and participated in choral workshops with renowned conductor Doreen Rao.

Yvonne also undertakes much Repetiteur work and was part of the specially commissioned opera for Carlow – “Shelter Me From The Rain” by Brian Irvine performed here in the GB Shaw Theatre in Carlow where she featured as guest player with the National Symphony Orchestra. Even more recently she performed again with members of the NSO for the Irish Premiere of Leonard Bernstein’s Mass here in Carlow Cathedral with the Aspiro choir.

In the summer of 2012 she was based in Belfast where she worked as Repetiteur with Northern Ireland Opera on 5 short Operas under conductor Fergus Sheil and performed these both in Belfast and also in the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. She also worked on Britten’s Noah’s Flood as part of the London 2012 festival culminating in several outdoor performances of the opera in Belfast Zoo.

Another highlight of Yvonne’s career has been working as piano tutor to Irish actress Saoirse Ronan on Neil Jordan’s most recent film Byzantium which resulted in Yvonne being featured on both local and national newspapers in Ireland and the UK and also a guest on the John Murray Radio Show.

Yvonne is in great demand as an accompanist and has performed with many renowned artists including Soprano Celine Byrne, winner of the Maria Callas International Competition, the Eurovision winner Eimear Quinn, Deirdre Masterson, Regina Hanley, Nyle Wolfe, Declan Kelly (The Three Tenors), David O’Leary and has toured with the Irish Sopranos. She is also the official accompanist for Carlow Choral Society and Vocare vocal group in Wexford.

Please contact us at your convenience to discuss which package best suits your day.  A selection of our singers performing these pieces can be found on our singers page. A range of service providers that we highly recommend, as we have seen first hand the quality of their services are listed on the planning page. Piano only music can be downloaded from PianoSounds, and sheet music can be got on musicnotes.com

 

 

 

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  • Yvonne Collier
  • Chloe Kenny
  • Denise Brennan
  • Nicola Harding
  • Roisin O Grady
  • Regina Hanley
  • Caroline Reid O\'Brien
  • Brona Colfer - Cellist
  • Emily Redmond - Violin

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Yvonne Collier – Piano

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Chloe Kenny

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Denise Brennan

Denise Brennan

Nicola Harding

Nicola Harding

Roisin O Grady

Roisin O'Grady

Regina Hanley

Regina Hanley

Caroline Reid O’Brien

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