Fionnuala Moynihan


Dr. Fionnuala Moynihan  is widely acknowledged as one of Ireland’s leading Concert Pianists. She was the first person to be awarded a Doctorate in Music Performance from the Royal Irish Academy of Music and Dublin City University in 2009. She has a particular affinity with the works of both baroque and classical composers. 

Fionnuala performed the Complete Piano Sonatas of Mozart in the Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin, in a series of five recitals which ran from February to June 2010. She is the only pianist to have undertaken the formidable challenge of performing this cycle in its entirety in Ireland. In February 2014 she completed another monumental project – to jointly perform ‘The Complete Piano Sonatas of Haydn’, a series of twelve recitals over two years

Fionnuala has given solo recitals and concerto performances throughout the UK, France, Holland, Italy, Israel, U.S.A, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Russia, Poland, Japan and Hungary as well as in Irish venues such as the John Field Room at the National Concert Hall, Áras an Uachtarán, Hugh Lane Gallery, Cork Opera House, Bantry House, the Mansion House and the Crawford Art Gallery. Fionnuala is an active chamber musician and has recently performed with violinists Helena Wood, Mia Cooper, pianist Sara Bryans, sopranos Deirdre Moynihan, Mary O’ Sullivan, Norah King, baritone Gavin Ring, oboist Sanja Romic and the RTÉ Contempo quartet. 

 Her debut CD ’The Ivory Lady’ was launched in January 2015. This CD is a classical-trad fusion CD and showcases Fionnuala’s love for both the classical and traditional music. Hermit recent CD ‘Melodies of Nations’ was released in 2017 on the Hedone

label. She has recently performed the complete piano sonatas of Clementi in the Hugh Lane Gallery and the complete piano sonatas of Mozart in the Triskel Arts Centre, Cork. Upcoming series include the Completed Piano Sonatas of Schubert in 2018.

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