Internationally-renowned pianist, Barry Douglas will work with senior piano students from DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, where Barry has been Visiting Professor since 2008. This masterclass is offered as part of DIT Conservatory’s International Masterclass Series. The public are invited to observe this exciting session!
Barry Douglas has established a major international career since winning the Gold Medal at the 1986 Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition, Moscow. As Artistic Director of Camerata Ireland and the Clandeboyne Festival, he continues to celebrate his Irish heritage whilst also maintaining a busy international touring schedule. Highlights of the 15/16 season include performances at the BBC Proms in the Park with Ulster Orchestra and at the Yerevan Festival in Armenia; a tour with Brussels Philharmonic; and appearances with Prague Symphony, Belgrade Philharmonic, Szczecin Philharmonic and Galicia Symphony Orchestras. Barry is an exclusive Chandos recording artist and is currently recording the complete works for solo piano of Brahms, the first five albums of which have received much critical praise. In 1999, Barry Douglas founded the chamber orchestra, Camerata Ireland to celebrate and nurture the very best of young musicians from both Northern and the Republic of Ireland. In addition to striving for musical excellence, one of the orchestra’s aims is to further the peace process in Ireland by promoting dialogue and collaboration through its musical education programmes. Barry regularly tours with Camerata Ireland throughout the world and will visit the US and South America this season. Barry received the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2002 New Year’s Honours List for services to music.