University Concert Hall Presents Rising Stars Concert 2021

  • Rising Stars 2021

University Concert Hall (UCH) is delighted to announce details of its upcoming Rising Stars Concert which has formed part of the venue’s annual programme of events since 2017. UCH has invited a group of exceptional young artists to become its 2021 Rising Stars with the concert being live streamed for free, from the UCH stage on Thursday 29th April.

The UCH Rising Stars concert brings gifted, young Irish classical artists to the UCH stage, showcasing their considerable talents, through varied, popular, musical programmes of their own choosing.

Speaking about the launch of Rising Stars 2021, Sinéad Hope said “I am very aware of the impact a concert performance opportunity can give to young artists emerging from their studies so we were determined to make Rising Stars 2021 happen. While we are disappointed that we can’t welcome a live audience to UCH this year, the live stream has the potential to give these young artists an even greater platform this year and that is very exciting”.

This year’s four selected artists are Conor Prendiville (Tenor), Matthew Mannion (Baritone) Molly O’Shea (Violin) and John Rousseau (Percussion). Having been put forward by various renowned institutions including Royal Irish Academy of Music, Irish National Opera, TU Dublin and CIT Cork School of Music, the successful artists bring a wealth of talent and learning to this year’s online concert.

Once again UCH is delighted to welcome back Dearbhla Collins as accompanist on the evening. Regarded as one of Ireland’s finest and most versatile musicians, Dearbhla is a prize-winning solo pianist with a distinguished performing career both nationally and internationally.

Rising Stars 2021 will be live streamed on Thursday 29th April at 7pm. Tickets are freee (Donations welcome). Tp book call 061 213302 or visit

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