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Bernadette Greevy Bursary for Singers

Bernadette Greevy

Bernadette Greevy Bursary

The National Concert Hall invites singers to apply for the Bernadette Greevy Bursary. One singer per year will be awarded the bursary of €5,000 by the National Concert Hall, in honour of Irish mezzo-soprano Dr Bernadette Greevy.

About Dr Bernadette Greevy

Dubliner Bernadette Greevy was the first Irish winner of Harriet Cohen International Music Award for Outstanding Artistry. Further honours included;

    • The Order of Merit of Malta
    • Honorary Doctorate of Music, National University of Ireland
    • Honorary Doctorate of Music, Trinity College, Dublin
    • The Holy Cross Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice

She was the founder and artistic director of the Anna Livia Dublin International Opera Festival, and further supported student singers through her masterclasses and work as Artist in Residence at the Dublin Institute of Technology.

She is remembered for wonderful performances and recordings of oratorio and song; her recordings include Handel, Haydn, Bach and she was acclaimed in particular for her interpretation of Mahler. She also championed new Irish music, premiering works by Irish composers.

Previous Bernadette Greevy Bursary beneficiaries:
The National Concert Hall wishes to acknowledge the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs for its kind support of the Bernadette Greevy Bursary for Singers.