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Rising Stars 2021 takes place at UCH on Thursday, April 29 Rising Stars 2021 takes place at UCH on Thursday, April 29


University Concert Hall Brings Rising Stars 2021 Online April 29



Rising Stars 2021 takes place at UCH on Thursday, April 29.


University Concert Hall Brings Rising Stars 2021 Online April 29


University Concert Hall (UCH) is delighted to announce its upcoming Rising Stars Concert, which has formed part of the venue’s annual programme of events since 2017. UCH has invited a group of exceptional young artists to become its 2021 Rising Stars, with the concert being Live Streamed for free from the UCH stage on Thursday, April 29.


The UCH Rising Stars concert brings gifted, young Irish classical artists to the UCH stage, showcasing their considerable talents through varied, popular musical programmes of their choosing.


Speaking about the launch of Rising Stars 2021, Sinéad Hope said, “I am very aware of the impact a concert performance opportunity can give to young artists emerging from their studies, so we were determined to go make Rising Stars 2021 happen. While we are disappointed that we can’t welcome a live audience to UCH this year, the Live Stream has the potential to give these young artists an even greater platform this year, and that is very exciting”.


This year’s four selected artists are Conor Prendiville (Tenor), Matthew Mannion (Baritone), Molly O’Shea (Violin) and John Rousseau (Percussion). Having been put forward by various renowned institutions, including the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Irish National Opera, TU Dublin and CIT Cork School of Music, the successful artists bring a wealth of talent and learning to this year’s online concert.


Once again, UCH is delighted to welcome back Dearbhla Collins as accompanist on the evening. Regarded as one of Ireland’s finest and most versatile musicians, Dearbhla is a prize-winning solo pianist with a distinguished performing career both nationally and internationally.


 University Concert Hall, Limerick

Thursday, April 29, 7 pm

Tickets: FREE (Donations welcome)

Booking: 061 213302 /


Conor Prenderville TENOR

Royal Irish Academy of Music


Salut Demeure (Faust) 4.5′

Kuda Kuda (Eugene Onegin) 5”

Lunga da lei (Traviata) 2.5′


Molly O’O’ Shea VIOLIN

Cork School of Music


Adagio in E Major for Violin and Piano (Mozart) 8”

Danse Russe (Stravinsky) 3’


John Rousseau PERCUSSION

TU Dublin


Asventuras by Alexej Gerassimez (Snare Drum) 6′

Blues for Gilbert by Mark Glentworth (Vibraphone) 5”


Matthew Mannion BARITONE

Irish National Opera


Tutto e disposto…Aprite un po (Le Nozze di Figaro) 4’20”

Vecchia zimarra senti (La Boheme) 1’35”

Silent Noon by Vaughan Williams 3’40”


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