Thursday December 5, 2019

Young soprano takes a €15k career leap at RDS

Soprano Aoife Gibney, 23, was a student at DIT Conservatory

10th April, 2016
Aoife Gibney, winner of the RDS Music Bursary for 2016

A young Dublin singer has landed one of the biggest awards for emerging musicians in Europe. Soprano Aoife Gibney, 23, a student at DIT Conservatory and from Clonsilla, was named winner of the RDS Music Bursary of €15,000 from a panel that included eight other major winners at the recent ESB Feis Ceoil.

Gibney joins a list of four singers, all sopranos, who have been recipients since the bursary was introduced in 2003. These comprise Mairéad...

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