Wednesday August 5, 2020

Kildare’s Chan comes out on top for €5k prize

17-year-old pianist Aidan Chan is from Kilcock, Co Kildare

20th November, 2016
Aidan Chan from Co Kildare, winner of this year’s Father Frank Maher Classical Music Prize Pic: Peter Houlihan

There are many fine bursaries in the music field, all aimed at helping talented young musicians develop their careers. The most prominent annual prizes come from the National Concert Hall, the Royal Dublin Society and the Irish Freemasons, each of whom reward rising stars annually with generous packages.

These provide welcome education boosts to the recipients, and one can only marvel at the dedicated effort on all sides that goes into the events. All these...

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