Barbara Murray

MMus BA Hons (Music and Italian) LTCL LGSM ARIAM

Barbara Murray

Barbara Murray holds a Masters of Music in Performance and Related Studies from the University of London.  She has studied with Irish pianists Florence Ryan and Philip Martin and with Israeli pianist David Dolan at the Guildhall School of Music in London.  As a student she was the recipient of various prizes and bursary awards.

To date Barbara has had a very versatile music career.  She has performed as a soloist and as a member of a chamber group in many leading venues both here in Ireland, in Europe and the U.S.  In addition, she has lectured on music history, analysis and theoretical subjects at a number of third level institutions and universities.  She has also worked in the area of examining, has given masterclasses and been an official accompanist at competitions, festivals and auditions, including Dublin Feis Ceoil.

Alongside of this, she has much experience working with music theatrical groups, orchestras and on various youth projects.  Barbara continues to keenly research the psychology of performance and has given many workshops and lectures on related topics both here in Ireland and abroad.   She is currently employed as a lecturer at DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, works as a freelance repetiteur, gives performance tuition at The National University of Ireland , Maynooth and is on the panal of local centre examiners at The Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin.