"This Bursary Award will support my postgraduate studies at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland where I was also offered an entrance scholarship from EMI Sound Music Foundation.Studies are due to commence on the Master of Performance programme in Collaborative Piano in September 2015.

In the past I have been a recipient of the Kilkenny Festival Bursary Award and the Royal Irish Academy of Music Fanny Robinson Bursary and a multiple award winner at many festivals throughout Ireland. I am passionate about performance, and particularly enjoy collaboration with instrumentalists and singers. I have been accompanied by some of Ireland's finest young singing and instrumental talent and am currently in demand as an accompanist.
A passionate music educator, I have worked as a piano/musicianship teacher in Carlow College of Music for five years and more recently with Music Generation Carlow as an early years practitioner and as official accompanist. I am so grateful for the support of Art Links and Carlow Arts Council."

-Gillian Daly