B i o g r a p h y
Having graduated top of her class from the Cork School of Music (B.Mus), Caoimhe moved to London, where she gained a distinction in her Masters in Performance from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She was also awarded the school's Concert Recital Diploma (for outstanding recital performance). Caoimhe went on to become an Artist Fellow at the conservatoire and was also invited to take part in the Handel House Talent Scheme (2014-15).
She has studied with Ian Wilson, Robert Ehrlich, Pamela Thorby (GSMD) and Elizabeth Jones (CSM), as well as pariticipating in masterclasses with Kees Boeke, Karl van Steenhoven, Piers Adams, Sebastien Marq, Dan Laurin, Drora Bruck and Eric Bosgraaf.
Caoimhe has achieved a number of competition successes in Ireland and the UK. She was a semi-finalist in the Irish Freemason's Young Musician of the Year for two consecutive years, a finalist in the Worshipful Company of Needlemaker's competition, a finalist in the Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe Scholarships and won first prize in the Recorder Conservatoire competition at the North London Festival of Music.
Caoimhe has performed as a chamber musician and soloist in prominent events and venues, including Wigmore Hall (Chamber Tots series), Wilton's Music Hall, Handel and Hendrix Museum, Crypt of Mont St. Michel, Royal Greenwich International Early Music Festival, East Cork Early Music Festival, St. Barrahane's Festival of Music, Tel-Aviv Early Music Seminar (Israel), World Forum on Music (Brisbane) and London Handel Festival. She has also appeared alongside the Britten-Pears Baroque Orchestra and the Academy of Ancient Music, as part of their AMMplify scheme. Most recently, she has given the Irish premiere of Richard Harvey's Concerto Incantato with the UL orchestra, recorded for The New York Times Conception series, performed live on BBC Radio 3 'In Tune' with her quartet Palisander, and is a member of the opera chamber ensemble, Insieme, an Ensemble-in-Residence at Lauderdale House in London.