Culture Night Special -Aimee Banks in Concert
Aimee is currently pursuing her Bachelors of Music Performance under the tutelage of Kathleen Tynan, Head of Opera and Vocal Studies and répétiteur Grainne Dunne at The Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin.
Aimee is the current winner of the Junior Class of The Charles Wood International Song Competition and of the Irene Sandford Award and Bursary 2022. She was a multi-award winner at Newpark Festival of Music 2023 & Dublin Feis Ceoil 2023. Aimee was also a finalist in the Gervase Elwes Competition.
Aimee is no stranger to solo performances and concerts and has performed in such venues as Carnegie Hall New York USA,The Norman Rockwell Museum USA, The National Concert Hall, Christchurch Cathedral and The National Gallery of Ireland. Aimee also performs regular concerts in her hometown of Galway. She has had the honour of performing at the Irish Government’s launch of the 1916 Commemorations in Dublin’s Convention Centre, National Famine Commemoration in 2020 and has also performed at Áras an Uachtaráin for the President of Ireland Micheal D.Higgins.
Aimee debuted as the young Giordano Bruno in Roger Doyle’s Opera, 'Heresy', where she received commendation from Opera World, The Irish Times and Opera Today.
She played the roles of Amore and Damigella in Monteverdi’s L'incoronazione di Poppea at Saluzzo Opera Academy 2022, and performed the role of Damigella in RIAM Opera’s production of La liberazione di Ruggiero dall'isola d'Alcina written by Francesca Caccini. She has also performed as part of the Blackwater Valley Opera Chorus 2023 in their production of Macbeth.