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JJ McNamara, Piano Tutor

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Mr. JJ McNamara is a 25-year-old Irish concert pianist based in Meath. He began playing the piano at the age of five and has had the privilege of being taught by world-class piano teachers such as Gogoshka Kinkladze, Padhraic O’Cuinneagain, Jonathan Middleton, Martin Roscoe, and Hugh Tinney. Recently, JJ completed his Master of Arts degree under the tutelage of Rustem Hayroudinoff at the Royal Academy of Music in London. He has been the recipient of numerous national and international awards, including the Audrey Chisholm Award at the Trench Award Competition in 2023, the Lucien Tessier Bursary at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in 2019, and the Mabel Swainson Cup in 2019. In 2018, he was one of six Irish pianists to participate in the Dublin International Piano Competition, won a special prize at the Euregio Piano Award International Piano Competition, and secured 3rd Prize in the Xabia Concurso International Piano Competition. He was also a finalist in the prestigious Ettlingen International Piano Competition for Young Pianists.

JJ has extensive experience as a soloist, having performed in concerts across Ireland, the UK, Spain, Germany, Italy, Poland, and Moldova. Some of his most notable performances include Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto and Chopin's E minor Piano Concerto at the National Concert Hall in Dublin, as well as a live radio broadcast performance of the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto in Moldova. He has also given solo recitals at the NCH Kevin Barry Room and the Cladeboye Festival, as part of winning the Feis Ceoil’s Mabel Swainson competition.

JJ has released two CD albums featuring works by Haydn, Beethoven, Debussy, Ravel, Chopin, Liszt, and Rachmaninoff. He is currently touring Ireland with his ‘Liszt by Candlelight’ concert series. Additionally, JJ has received masterclasses from world-class pianists and teachers such as Pavel Nercessian, Simon Trpceski, Barry Douglas, John O’Connor, Heribert Koch, Finghin Collins, Stephen Hough, and Christopher Elton, among others.

JJ has a profound love for the piano and aims to guide and inspire young pianists, helping them to reach their full potential and develop their unique abilities and skills.
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