Classical Notes

Classical notes: Eimear Noone praises ‘powerful impact’ of Leaving Cert music awards

Galway-born composer says Top Security Frank Maher Classical Music Awards are an example of much-needed support for creative professionals in Ireland

Eimear Noone: ‘Support for young artists and creative professionals is something we need more of in Ireland’

Eimear Noone, the multi-award winning composer and conductor, has lent her support to the 2023 Top Security Frank Maher Classical Music Awards. Open to 6th year secondary students of string, woodwind, brass and piano, this annual competition carries a top prize of €5,000.

Noone’s success in the American techno scene, which embraces computer music and spectacular stage visuals, has brought fame (and considerable fortune) to a young woman who left her native shores 20 years ...