Congratulations to nine-year old Ellen Ryan from Tipperary town who came second in Ireland for Violin in the prestigious Royal Irish Academy of Music, Scholarship & Prizes competition in Dublin.
Ellen was invited into the scholarship and prizes competition as she received over 90% in her Royal Irish academy music examination in violin at such a young age. Ellen received a cheque for €120 for winning second place at the prestigious in Dublin. During the competition Ellen performed, ‘The Boat to Inverie’ and ‘Allegro’ for violin accompanied by her proud father Michael John Ryan on piano.
“I loved performing on the day. It was so exciting and I enjoyed it,” said Ellen.
The Royal Irish Academy of Music is a home of musical excellence and dynamism, a place of teaching and learning which consistently achieves its objective of transmitting and maintaining the highest standards of performance and appreciation in all musical disciplines. Founded in 1848 the Academy is Ireland’s oldest musical institution.
On the same day Ellen was invited by TD Mattie McGrath to tour Leinster house and the Dáil. Ellen not only enjoyed the visit but also entertained TD’s performing Irish dancing on the steps of Leinster house.
Ellen is a student of the Ryan School of Music, Bank Place, Tipperary Town and is a member of the County Tipperary Ryan Youth Orchestra. Her parents, Musician & Conductor Michael John Ryan and Siobhan are very proud of Ellen’s achievements. The C.T.R.Y.O is currently open for new members and will start back on September 16.