Episode 11- Fionnuala Ward (classical music vs low incomes part 1)
This episode marks the start of a new series, Classical Music and Low Incomes- Do They Match?, exploring issues around money and financial background in the classical music world. I speak to three musicians with very different experiences of the music education system within the UK. We speak about the ways in which their financial background has been both a barrier between and an aid towards their place in the music world.
In this first episode I chat to Northern Irish pianist and violinist, Fionnuala Ward. Fionnuala is a recent graduate of the Royal College of Music, where she studied piano with Ashley Wass. She enjoys a diverse musical career and is in demand as a chamber musician, accompanist and orchestral pianist for the European Union Youth Orchestra. Most recently, Fionnuala has been awarded a place on the Foyle Future Firsts development programme from the London Philharmonic Orchestra.