Darragh Brogan – Piano
Darragh Brogan is a highly accomplished award winning classical pianist from Ireland. With over 25 years of experience at his instrument; he has built a career as both a performer and a teacher in Dublin and London.
Coming from an initial career in architecture, he began his Bachelor of Music in 2009 at the Dublin Institute of Technology Conservatory of Music and Drama, under the tuition of Dr. Mary Lennon. He enjoyed much success as a student gaining first prize in all the major piano competitions held at the Conservatory and claiming regular prizes at Ireland’s premier festival for classical music, the Dublin Feis Ceoil, including first prize in the 2014 Anthony Glavin Trophy Competition for performance of a modern sonata. Through his studies he participated in regular master classes with internationally acclaimed pianists such as Barry Douglas, Graham Johnston, Phillipe Cassard to name a few. Darragh graduated with first class honours in 2013 receiving the prestigious Student Academic Excellence Award for highest overall result in the Conservatory. He has since availed of many performance opportunities as a recital and concerto soloist, accompanist, and chamber musician in prestigious venues such as the National Concert Hall, Dublin; Christchurch Cathedral, Dublin; Dublin Castle, the Royal Dublin Society, the Pepper Canister Church, the Boyle Arts Festival and St. Mary Abbots Church, Kensington, London.
Darragh has been teaching classical piano for a number of years in both Dublin and London. His students have ranged in age from 5 to 70 years old and from beginner to diploma level. With this experience he has fostered a flexible approach that evolves during the lessons tailoring the materials of each lesson to the requirements of the student.
In 2016 Darragh was awarded a Master’s degree in Performance Science at the Royal College of Music. This is new branch of study focuses on the latest research into what it really takes to become a world class musical performer, looking at core aspects such as psychology, education and health. It is proving to be an invaluable resource for his approach to both his teaching and his own performance.