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. His development has also been supplemented by regular masterclasses and lessons from notable pianists such as Andrew Ball, Philippe Cassard, Barry Douglas, Cécile Edel-Latos, Christopher Elton, Christian Favre, Vanessa Latarche, Philip Martin, Leon McCawley, Fali Pavri, John O’Conor and Sergey Schepkin. In 2015, he was awarded his Licentiate Diploma from Trinity College London (LTCL) for recital with Distinction.
Since joining the Conservatory with an entrance scholarship in 2011, Aidan has won 81 prizes in competitions across Ireland that include 53 first prizes and special awards. Notable awards include the Lorcan Sherlock Gold Medal (DIT), the Fuller Coakley Award for best Baroque performance from EPTA Ireland, the John Delaney, Henry Loretto and Noreen Thomas Cups and the €1000 Senior Piano Bursary at the Sligo Feis Ceoil and the Patricia Read Memorial Cup and the Nordell Cup at the ESB Feis Ceoil. Aidan also won the 2016 Fr Frank Maher Classical Music Awards with the top prize of €5000. Internationally, he won 2nd prize at the 2015 Young Pianist of the North Competition (United Kingdom), runner-up prize at the 2016 Troisdorf International Piano Competition (Germany) and 2nd prize at the 2016 Euregio Piano Award in Germany.
Aidan has performed in notable venues in the UK, Switzerland and across Ireland, including the Freemasons Grand Lodge, the Hugh Lane Gallery and the National Concert Hall. As a concerto soloist he has performed with the DIT Sinfonia, as well as the Philharmonic Orchestra of Budweis in Switzerland.
Recently, in addition to performing at the Rising Stars concert organised by the Royal Dublin Society, Aidan made his debut at the Carnegie Hall performing in the International Shining Stars Concert, organised by the New York Concerti Sinfonietta. He will be commencing his undergraduate studies at the Royal College of Music in London this September.