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Fiachra Garvey

Hello and thanks for visiting my website!

I am currently navigating my way though life as a concert pianist, based between Ireland and the UK. For more explicit details please see the “About” section!

Credit for my early introduction to music has to go to a very old family friend, Mrs. Amreich, who fled Vienna for Ireland with her family during World War II. She was one of the most cultured people I’ve ever met, and she forcefully encouraged my parents to ensure that I received a classical musical education. She gave me my first piano at the age of 5, an old upright which I still have at home in Wicklow to this day. Sadly “Ms. A” (as I knew her) is no longer with us, but she is lovingly remembered by all my family.

Having grown up on a farm, animals have always been a significant part of my life, as well as music. Before my BA Degree in Music I was studying veterinary medicine at UCD. I absolutely loved the veterinary programme, but in my 2nd year realised if I didn’t give music a proper “go”, I would always regret it, so I went back to full time music!

When I am not performing or practising, I love nothing more than being out farming on the Wicklow mountains busy with Cheviot and Suffolk sheep, suckler cows, horses, hens and Luas and Blaithín my gorgeous rough-collie sheepdogs. I find this brings balance and perspective to my life as well as another dimension to my musical interpretations. Aside from piano I love outdoor activities, in particular going on midnight swims in various lakes, seas and oceans around Ireland and abroad with my amazing friends.

 
The West Wicklow Festival 2022
I am hugely excited to announce our sixth festival season which will build on the enormous success of previous years. The festival runs from the 18th- 22nd May 2022 and our Winter Weekend runs from the 11th-13th November 2022. 

 

Classical Vauxhall 2022
I am playing Classical Vauxhall, London with Rosanne Philippens (violin), Ben Goldscheider (horn), Leonard Elschenbroich (cello), Alexei Grynyuk (piano), Amatis Trio, Kagmin Justin Kim (countertenor), Elizabeth Llewellyn (soprano) and Simon Lepper (piano). The festival runs from 10th – 13st February 2022.