pianist in Ireland
pianist in Ireland
18 year old pianist Aidan Chan currently studies with Catherina Lemoni O’Doherty at the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama. He has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician in venues such as the National Concert Hall, the Hugh Lane Gallery, the Freemasons Grand Lodge of Ireland and the Peppercanister Church. As a concerto soloist he has performed with the DIT Sinfonia, under the baton of David O’Doherty, and the Philharmonic Orchestra of Budweis under David Švec in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland.
His development has also been supplemented by regular masterclasses with notable pianists such as Philippe Cassard, Barry Douglas, Sergey Schepkin, Andrew Ball, Fali Pavri, Philip Martin, Cécile Edel-Latos and Christian Favre.
Since joining the Conservatory with an entrance scholarship in 2011, Aidan has won 61 prizes (including 40 first prizes and special awards) in competitions across Ireland. Notable awards include: the Frank Heneghan Trophy for senior concerto playing and the Lorcan Sherlock Gold Medal in the DIT Conservatory competitions, the Fuller Coakley Award for Baroque playing at the EPTA Ireland Piano Festival, the Senior overall winners’ trophy at the Newpark Music Festival, the Maeve Flynn and Vera Munro Cups at the Sligo Feis Ceoil, and the Patricia Read Memorial Cup at the ESB Feis Ceoil. Internationally, he won 2nd prize at the 2015 Young Pianist of the North International Competition (United Kingdom), 2nd prize at the 2016 Euregio Piano Award (Germany), and 4th prize (2015) and runner-up prize (2016) at the Troisdorf International Piano Competition in Germany. He was a finalist at the 2016 Rosario Marciano International Piano Competition in Vienna, Austria. Aidan was also awarded his Licentiate Diploma from Trinity College London (LTCL) with Distinction for recital.
Aidan was selected as one of seven finalists at the 2016 Fr. Frank Maher Classical Music Awards sponsored by Top Security Ireland, where he was awarded the main prize of €5000 to further his musical studies.
He will be commencing his undergraduate studies at the Royal College of Music in London next September.