Flute - UK (Northern Ireland)
Northern Ireland born flautist Eimear McGeown has established a busy and varied career since graduating from Trinity College of Music in 2005 with the BMus(Hons) degree with 1st Class and the TCM Silver Medal Award.
She has won many awards including Camerata Ireland Young Musician of the Year 2006, Accenture Musician of the Year, ROSL Competition Finalist in 2010, British Runner-up of the Lion's European music Competition and First Prize 'Best Performer' by unanimous vote at the Sir James Galway International Masterclasses 09 in Switzerland. Eimear was recently invited by Her Majesty the Queen to attend a Royal Reception at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the achievements of young people in the performing arts.
She made her solo TV debut, performing for RTE TV on 'The View' in November 2006 and recently recorded with the JOT contemporary trio on BBC TV programme 'The Slammer'. She has performed as Soloist in America, France, UK and Ireland including a World Premiere of David Morris' Concerto in the Library of Congress in Washington DC in March 2007 as part of the Smithsonian festival and more recently performing an American Premiere Concerto in New York with Camerata Ireland conducted by Barry Douglas. Some of her concerto performances have included Mozart's Concerto in D, Brandenburg Concerto No.5, Mercadante Concerto in Eminor and CPE Bach Concerto in D min. She made her Ulster Orchestra debut performing the Liebermann Concerto which was recorded for BBC radio and has been invited back to perform the Ibert Concerto in Nov 2011.
Eimear has performed in many festivals including the Lincolnshire International Chamber Music festival 2008, Belfast International Music Festival, Clandeboye Festival, L'Academie Internationale d'Ete de Nice, and with the Young Camerata Ireland trio in the John Field room in the National Concert Hall, Dublin. She has also performed duo with the pianist Barry Douglas for the British Ambassador in Paris and Ireland. Other recitals include St. James' Church Piccadilly, Hillsborough Castle and a St.Martin in the Fields recital, London.
Eimear also performs on the Traditional Irish Flute and Whistle and was All Ireland Champion twice and her versatility led to her performing in the West End Production of 'Lord of the Rings' in Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. Both as a classical and traditional Irish flautist, she has performed for Presidents Bill Clinton, Mary Robinson, Mary McAleese, Prince Charles and Prince Edward. Eimear is also involved with the Pop/Rock scene performing with Matt Cardle, Alison Moyet, LeMar and folk/rock band 'Amsterdam', including performances at Glastonbury Festival 08, supporting 'The Pogues' in the 10,000 seater, Echo Arena, Liverpool and at the National Television Awards in the O2 Arena, London. She is currently recording a solo Irish flute and whistle crossover album which will be released soon.
Eimear is grateful to Camerata Ireland, Accenture, Concordia Foundation and Arts Council NI for their continuing support in her performing career.
Eimear McGeown is represented by Ellison & Strømsholm.
Casa dei Mezzo Music Festival appearances: 2013,2012