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Barbara Murray
- Piano

Barbara Murray holds a Masters of Music in Performance and Related Studies from the University of London. She has studied under the tutelage of Irish Pianists Florence Ryan and Philip Martin and with Israeli Pianist David Dolan at the Guildhall

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Catherina Lemoni
- Piano

Catherina Lemoni was born in Rhodes (Greece), where she began her piano studies at the age of 7.

Three years later she received a scholarship and set off on her own to study with the renowned soloist Achille Colassis at the

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Philip Thomas
- Violin

Philip was appointed conductor of the Intermediate Orchestra in September 2005. He studied violin with Loretto Nelson in Dublin, and later at Trinity College of Music, London, where he studied under Korshed and Eric Gruenberg. He graduated with an LTCL

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Ciarán O’Connell
- Woodwind

Ciarán O’Connell is a lecturer in flute performance at the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama where he has taught since 1988.  His early flute studies were with William Dowdall at the innovative wind band programme at CBS Westland Row. 

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Virginia Kerr
- Vocals

A constant on the international stage, Virginia Kerr’s career includes celebrated performances on the stages of the world’s leading opera houses and concert halls and has taken her as far afield as Russia, Korea, China, Malaysia, Singapore, Mexico and North

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