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Join 2022 winner of the Bernadette Greevy Bursary, Kelli-Ann Masterson, accompanied by Niall Kinsella, for the opening of our Bernadette Greevy Recital Series.

The evening of song will also feature the premier of a newly commissioned composition by Anselm McDonnell, winner of the Jerome Hynes Young Composers’ Award 2022.

Kelli-Ann’s winning performance was adjudicated by conductor David Brophy and opera singer Naomi Louisa O’Connell.

The award is named in memory of the renowned Irish mezzo Bernadette Greevy (1940–2008), who was Artistic Director of the Anna Livia International Opera Festival and Artist in Residence at the Dublin Institute of Technology. The award aims to provide opportunities for emerging Irish singers.

Kelli-Ann Masterson is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin (BMus.Ed.) and TU Dublin, formerly DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama (MMus). Kelli-Ann is an alumna of both the ABL aviation Irish National Opera studio 2019-2021 and Northern Ireland opera studio 2018-2019. Kelli-Ann is a current Cara O Sullivan Associate Artist for Cork Opera House.

Kelli-Ann’s 2023 engagements include: Norina in Don Pasquale for Irish National Opera, Sharon Graham in Masterclass by Terence McNally for Smock Alley Theatre, Elsie Maynard in The Yeomen of the Guard with the National Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company at the Buxton International Festival, Pamina in Die Zauberflote for Cork Opera House and Elena in the world premiere of Elena e Gerardo for Random Opera Company in Rugby, Warwickshire.

Her numerous concert engagements include Handel’s Messiah at the National Concert Hall with the RTE Concert Orchestra and her recent debut with the National Symphony Orchestra as a soloist in their 2023 summer concert, which was broadcast live on RTE Lyric FM.
Kelli-Ann was a finalist in the 2022 BA Lirica International Voice Competition, Italy, winner of the Dramatic Cup at Feis Ceoil and both the PwC bursary for an emerging Irish artist and the Liam Healy bursary at Wexford Festival Opera
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The National Concert Hall wishes to acknowledge the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport, and Media for its kind support of the Bernadette Greevy Bursary for Singers.

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