Mullingar - Westmeath

Moate Library

Music by Andy Yau & Niall Mannion

Andrew Yau is a multi-instrumentalist and singer based in the midlands. He studied piano from the age of 12. Clarinet,flute and cello followed shortly after and singing was always a part of his life during school. He completed his Bachelor of Music degree in 2012 in NUI Maynooth specialising in composition and piano performance. While in college, Andrew was a member of The Maynooth University Chamber Choir and Maynooth University Choral Society. After this Andrew participated in a choral education course under the esteemed professor Doreen Rao, an internationally renowned choral educator and director, completing his first certification in conducting. Andrew is also a tutor with music generation providing high standards of education to children in primary and post- primary schools throughout the county. Through this Andrew took an internship under Greg Beardsell for choral education during  2015/16. Andrew has played with many singers and musicians and appeared in the NationalConcert Hall, on RTÉ television and in many concerts as a supporting artist and a solo artist at home and abroad.

Niall Mannion began violin as a teenager and excelled by gaining ‘Distinction’ for each grade including the Senior Certificate and Advanced Recital Gold Medal – collecting many accolades including an unprecedented eight High Achiever Awards. At Maynooth University he specialised in violin performance then furthered his studies at the Royal Irish Academy of Music and performance or teaching diplomas with some of Ireland’s leading pedagogues.

 

A versatile performer, Niall has amassed much orchestral experience (NYOI, MYO, IFPO & EFO etc), has been a soloist on TV/ radio both nationally and internationally and is a sought after piano accompanist. Although greatly experienced in individual teaching , he has adapted these skills to provide group string programmes in various schools as part of Music Generation. He is currently a violin tutor with Athlone Youth Orchestra and MGOW Sinfonia and runs a thriving private studio.

 

Time: 7.30pm - 8.30pm

Genres: Music

Features: Family friendly / Wheelchair accessible

Address: Moate Library, The Courthouse, Main Street, Moate, Co Westmeath

Website: http://www.westmeathcoco.ie/en/ourservices/library/

Phone: 044-9332016

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