Lunchtime Concert: Catriona McElhinney Grimes

Thursday, December 1, 2022 - 13:00 to 14:00
Riverstown Hall

A graduate of the Royal Irish Academy of Music and Trinity College of Music London, Catriona McElhinney Grimes is an Irish classical pianist and violinist. In addition to her accomplished career as a solo pianist, she is a regular duo performer, and works with many of Ireland’s leading artists. Catriona has given many performances including solo recitals nationwide in Ireland, U.K, France, Italy and the United States. She has an extensive solo repertoire, and has broadcast for RTE, and BBC. She has recently concentrated on recordings of her own arrangements of Irish airs and melodies, a project close to her heart. In 2019 she launched Sona, Suaimhneas, Draoicht and Aingeal, and Irish Moments in 2021, which are available on all major online music platforms. Catriona has worked as a music educator over a span of three decades. She has experience teaching third-level students at Dundalk Institute of Technology and as an examiner at Griffith College Dublin. She believes in a holistic approach to her piano and violin teaching, incorporating the psychology of teaching across all the ages and stages.
Her programme is entitled ‘SOLAS – A Journey of Irish Airs and Melodies’, and includes Alla Luna by John Buckley and Frame Story Amanda Feery, as well as a selection of Études by Philip Glass, and Serenade by British composer Jeffrey Joseph.