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Mr Fergal O'Mahony
Mr Fergal O'Mahony

Biography

Fergal began studying with John Gough at the RNCM Junior school in 1994. In 2001 reached the National Semi-Finals of the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition. In the same year he was a finalist in the Liverpool Young Musician of the Year, and winner of Young musician of Cheshire and Young Musician of Flintshire competitions.As winner of the Lakewood People to People scholarship, in April 2001 he traveled to the U.S where he performed Shostakovich's second Piano Concerto with Lakewood Symphony Orchestra. Fergal was awarded second prize in the 2007 John Lill Young Musician of the Year competition, and a 'highly commended' citation from the jury of the 2008 PAMCOZ International music competition.
In 2001 Fergal began the Joint course between Manchester University and the RNCM which he completed in 2005.He also gained his diploma in professional performance (PPRNCM) during this time. After a period of study in Cologne, Fergal returned to London where he gained an MMus and MMP, both with distinction, from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
Fergal has performed frequently throughout the U.K as well as appearances in France, Germany, Holland, Switzerland, Italy, Kazachstan and the United States. As concerto soloist he has performed with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Manchester Camerata, Grimethorpe Colliery band, Chester Philharmonic, Lakewood Symphony, and St. Johns Philharmonic orchestras amongst others. As recitalist Fergal has performed at a number of venues including Leeds City Art Gallery, Blackpool Arts Centre, Chester Town Hall (as part of the Chester Summer Music Festival), Chester Cathedral and the Isle of Mann's Erin Arts centre.. He has performed for BBC 2 Television and has also appeared as guest speaker on BBC radio 3's 'Discovering Music' programme.
Fergal has received masterclasses from a number of Internationally renowned musicians, including Vladimir Ashkenasy, Stephen Hough, Nelson Goerner, Alexander Melnikov, Ian Fountain, Martin Roscoe, Andrew Haig, Ruth Harte, Pascal Devoyen, and Colin Carr amongst others.
Fergal was recently awarded a full Scholarship from the English speaking Union to attend the International Ravel Academy in St.Jean de Luz as well as a Scholarship from the DAAD for a period of study at a Musikhochschule in Germany. He recently toured with the European Union Youth Orchestra under the baton of Vladimir Ashkenasy. He is a keen Jazz musician and made his debut at Ronnie Scotts's in early 2009 performing some original material. Fergal also enjoys composition and the London premiere of his most recent work ‘Gutter Press-The Opera’ was a sell out and well received by critics. Fergal currently divides his time between a concert career, composition and teaching throughout London.

Contact Fergal

Address: London
N8 9EX
Greater London
N8 9EX
Phone: 07729589166
Mobile: 07729 589 166
Fee (30 minutes): £20.00
Fee (60 minutes): £30.00

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