Máire Carroll is an international concert pianist who has performed throughout Europe, Asia, North America and Canada including performances in Wigmore Hall, the Barbican, Carnegie Hall and the National Concert Hall, Dublin. Máire is the 2018 winner of the RDS Collins Memorial Prize. She is also the recipient of the Jim McNaughton/Tilestyle Artist Bursary (Allianz Business to Arts Awards, 2015) and the 2012 winner of the Royal Dublin Society (RDS) Music Bursary, the first and only pianist to have won these prestigious awards. Máire made her concerto début with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland in June 2015. She has also performed with the National Symphony Orchestra of the Ukraine, the Hibernian Orchestra, the Royal Irish Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of
St. Cecilia and the Marlborough Baroque Orchestra.
Máire has a keen interest in contemporary music and is a member of Dublin based Kirkos Ensemble. She has collaborated with the London Sinfonietta and Crash Ensemble and she recently performed with Crash Ensemble as part of their CrashLands series as well as at the GAIDA contemporary festival in Lithuania. Máire completed her M.Mus one year intensive degree, on scholarship, at the Royal Academy of Music, London where she studied with Christopher Elton. She was awarded her LRAM degree in 2016 and she is the 2016 winner of the Royal Academy of Music’s Franz Reizenstein Award, awarded for outstanding achievement. Máire began her studies at the age of four at the Royal Irish Academy of Music with Gillian Smith later studying with John O’Conor and Ray Keary.