Peter Regan is a London based Irish pianist. His playing has taken him from New York’s Carnegie Hall to Dublin’s National Concert Hall and the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto. He has performed live on national radio on RTÉ Radio One and was a featured artist on Arena. Described as “a major talent” and as “the most individual and developed young Irish pianist I’ve heard in years” by Michael Dervan in the Irish Times, Peter earned his Bachelor of Music degree and graduated with distinction from the Glenn Gould School of Music, Toronto studying under John O’Conor in May 2018. He is currently pursuing a Master’s degree at the Royal College of Music, London, studying with Gordon Fergus-Thompson.
As a solo player, Peter has performed at the Clandeboye Festival, the Pallant House Proms in Chichester, the Boyle Arts Festival, Winterval Festival and the Westport Festival of Chamber Music, and in venues throughout Ireland including the National Concert Hall, the National Gallery of Ireland, Cork School of Music, Backstage Theatre Longford and the Examinations Hall of Trinity College Dublin at the invitation of the Goethe Institute Choir. While at the Glenn Gould School he presented and performed in “Kinaesthesia”, a multidisciplinary collaboration between students of the Glenn Gould School of Music and the Ballet Jörgen of Canada. As a past member of St. Finian’s Schola Cantorum, he performed for President Mary McAleese in the Chapel of St. Patrick’s College Maynooth in their 40th anniversary concert.
Recently, Peter has performed at the Royal College of Music’s Keyboard Festival, given solo recitals in London, Madrid and the Town Hall Theatre Galway and has performed chamber music concerts in London at St. Mary-at-Hill, New Malden Church and Charlton House, in Castillo de Locubín (Spain) and in Christchurch Cathedral Waterford with violinists Carolina Blaskovic, Abbie McDonagh, David López Ibañez, Mei Fujisato and cellist Lavinia Rae. In August he took part in the inaugural NCH International Master Course performing Clara Schumann’s piano trio in the National Concert Hall where he also performed Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with the Hibernian Orchestra last spring.
Peter has won several national prizes and bursaries including the Huban, Heneghan, Harty, Benson, Nordell and Esposito Cups, the Morris Grant Cup and Bursary and the Mabel Swainson Pianoforte Award at Electric Ireland Feis Ceoil. At the Royal Irish Academy of Music he was a recipient of the Lucien and Maura Teissier Scholarship for Piano which enabled him to attend the Aspen Music Festival and School.
Peter looked forward to performing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No.1 with the Dublin Orchestral Players, at the West Wicklow Festival and in Conway Hall’s Chamber Music Series this spring but unfortunately the Covid-19 crisis has put performance careers on hold! Peter hopes to deliver these performances in a safer 2021.
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