Jennifer Murphy, from Dundalk has won the Arthur Catterall Cup, in the Electric Ireland Feis Ceoil, in the RDS Dublin this week.
Jennifer was one of 5000 students to take part in the 117th annual Electric Ireland Feis Ceoil.
She has performed as a soloist in the National Concert Hall and the Helix, in Dublin, and in various venues around London, Switzerland, France and the USA. As first violinist of the Cassian String Quartet, she has performed in the Wigmore Hall, the Barbican Centre, the Royal Albert Hall and the Royal Festival Hall in London.
She has recently been awarded a scholarship to study for a Masters in Music Performance and Research with Maurice Hasson at the Royal Academy of Music in London. Jennifer is well known to audiences in Dundalk and Drogheda where she performs on a regular basis with both Setanta Choir and St. Peter’s Male Voice Choir. She gave her first solo public performance at the age of 12 and has continued to delight audiences ever since. Over the years we have seen this young musician grow and develop her wonderful talent. Following a recent performance in London, Jennifer’s playing was described as “passionate and engaging, imaginative and daring … full of fantasy, displaying a technical brilliance that had the audience in thrall.’’ She has been lauded as ‘‘an intelligent, communicative and lively violinist, a joy to watch”
More than 5,000 children from the age of seven upwards are taking part in 180 individual music competitions in one of the biggest events of its kind in Europe. Flute, bass, cello, clarinet and trombone classes are scheduled for the coming days.