Pianist Sean Rooney plays at Heritage Centre

The second of the Carlingford Heritage Centre’s ‘Springtime Young Musicians’ series was held last weekend on Sunday, April 7, in the Carlingford Heritage Centre.

The second of the Carlingford Heritage Centre’s ‘Springtime Young Musicians’ series was held last weekend on Sunday, April 7, in the Carlingford Heritage Centre.

This year’s series is a follow on to the very successful 2012 Series when the centre had Jennifer Murphy and Yunhee Choi from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London perform as well as Benjamin Shaffrey and Nadene Florentini.

Benjamin and Nadene performed their Dublin International Piano Competition 2012 programmes prior to the event.

Nadene went on to win the final receiving the Charles J. Brennan prize and two bursary awards at the world renowned competition which is only held every three years.

Sean Rooney, a nineteen year old pianist who hails form Mayobridge in Co. Down played a solo piano recital on the day.

Sean was a finalist in the BBC’s Young Musician of the Year 2010 competition and has many awards and accolades to his name.

At the age of 11 Sean became a student of the Royal Irish Academy of Music where he studied with John O’Conor.

He has won numerous prizes at the ESB Feis Ceoil including the Morris Grant bursary, and is also a past winner of the Maura Teissier bursary awarded by the Royal Irish Academy of Music.

Currently Sean studies under Christopher Elton at the Royal Academy of Music in London.

The programme included J.S. Bach’s Partita no.6 in E minor, Brahms’ 4 Ballades, Op 10 and Schumann’s Humoreske, Op 20.

For further information on Sean Rooney please visit the the Carlingford Heritage Centre’s website.