Niall Kinsella

Niall Kinsella, conductor

Niall Kinsella is one of Ireland’s most exciting and sought-after performers. He has been described as “a meticulous collaborator” (BBC Music Magazine) and “a first-class calling card as a knowledgeable and profound song accompanist” (Merker-Austria). Niall held the position of RTÉ Conductor-in-Training 2014-15, and as part of the programme worked with the RTÉ Performing Groups and Irish Youth Choir. Niall has conducted several major choral works including Handel Messiah, Mozart C Minor Mass, Carl Orff Carmina Burana and Duruflé Requiem, Haydn Stabat Mater, Fauré Requiem. He delivers choral and group singing workshops for several organisations, including the National Concert Hall, Dublin.

In 2020-21, Niall reconstructed and restored the complete original orchestrations of the 1966 musical Sweet Charity. Niall made his debut conducting the RTÉ Concert Orchestra in September 2023 at the National Concert Hall, Dublin, conducting a programme of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s music, in a sold-out performance that was recorded for broadcast on RTÉ lyric fm.

As a pianist, Niall has performed extensively across Europe, in Austria, Germany, France, Spain, Hungary, Czech-Republic, Italy and United Kingdom, in venues such as Wiener Musikverein, Wiener Konzerthaus, Mozarthaus Wien, The Liszt Academy, Budapest, St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, and National Concert Hall, Dublin. He has two critically acclaimed CDs released on Champs Hill Records (UK) and Gramola Vienna (Austria). Niall studied at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin, and the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna. He completed his studies in piano-accompaniment at the Franz-Schubert-Institut, in Baden-bei-Wien, Austria, and at the International Summer Academy of the Mozarteum University, Salzburg.

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