Mairéad Hickey

Instruments: Strings | Violin

Mairéad was NCH Irish Young Musician of the Year 2010-2012. Prizes include the International Louis Spohr Competition, the Jeunesses Musicales Violin Competition, the Berliner International Music Competition and the Manhattan International Music Competition.  She has played with both the RTÉ National Concert and Symphony Orchestras.  She has performed in the Royal Festival Hall, London, Beethoven-Haus, Bonn and Carnegie Hall, New York.

She studied with Adrian Petcu at CIT Cork School of Music, at the Conservatoire de Nantes with Constantin Serban.  She now studies with Mihaela Martin at Kronberg Academy. Mairéad has performed in the West Cork Chamber Music Festival, the Westport Festival of Chamber Music, the Clandeboye Music Festival, the Mantova chamber Music Festival, the Grachtenfestival and the Rolandseck Festival.  Mairéad participated in Chamber Music Connects the World 2016. She co-founded the Ortús Chamber Music Festival in 2016 in her native Cork, where she is Artistic Director.


The event listing below includes all the concerts the artists were scheduled to appear in, including cancelled and virtual events. Note that virtual events are not numbered.

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Arts Council - funding music
Crespo Foundation
Fáilte Ireland
Wild Atlantic Way
Cork County Council
Pure Cork
RTE Lyric FM
Creative Places West Cork Islands
Irish Examiner
Maritime Hotel
IMRO - Irish Music Rights Organisation