Festivals, — October 18, 2009 23:22 — 0 Comments

Joanne Quigley: violin

Joanne Quigley (McParland to her married name) graduated from the Northern School of Music in 1999 with a BMus honours degree and a Professional Performance Diploma. Upon graduation she also received the Emily Anderson Scholarship and the Granada Prize for Chamber Music.

I don’t have a photo of Joanne!

Joanne has been the recipient of awards from the Martin Musical Trust and the Young Artist Award from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. She continued her studies with Lorand Fenyves at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. 


During her time in Canada she developed a relationship with the Banff Centre. In 2004 she became a Performance Associate of the Centre and was invited to run a concert series every Sunday during the summer-long festival. Joanne has also performed with Musical Academy of the West, Santa Barbara, West Cork Chamber Music Festival and the International Musicians Seminar, Prussia Cove.


Until comparatively recently Joanne was co-leader of the RTE Concert Orchestra and is currently Leader of Castleward Opera Company. She has also guest-led the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Prior to this she was a member of The Northern Sinfonia, a leading British Chamber Orchestra. Joanne works regularly with the Irish Chamber Orchestra and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. She has performed as soloist with the RTE Concert Orchestra, The Northern Sinfonia, The Oriel Ensemble and the Ulster Youth Orchestra. 


As we know to our joy, Joanne plays regularly with her brother, pianist David Quigley. Together they have given recitals throughout the UK and Ireland and have broadcast for BBC and CBC radio. Joanne is the violin coach for the Ulster Youth Orchestra and is on the faculty of the Royal Irish Academy of Music and Queens University Belfast. 


She plays on a violin by Riccardo Bergonzi (2004) and a bow by Noel Burke (2008).


We look forward to the Quigley Christmas Concert (Thursday 17 December) with Joanne and David and guest starring the young soprano Rebekah Coffey.

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