Clarinet & Piano Teacher
Cathal teaches clarinet and piano at Cheshire School of Music and enjoys a varied freelance career between Ireland and the UK. As a clarinettist Cathal has been offered trials for positions with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and has been invited to play as Guest Principal Clarinet of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Manchester Camerata, Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. Cathal’s playing can be heard on BBC Radio 3 and RTÉ Lyric FM, and he has featured at the Edinburgh International Festival, West Wicklow Festival in Ireland, Tunbridge Wells International Music Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe and Madrid a Tempo in various guises including with chamber groups Buccleuch Duo and Triskelion.
A keen educator, he has held teaching positions in Ireland and Scotland and has coached students from beginner up to university level. He holds a Bachelors of Music Education from Trinity College Dublin in addition to a Masters of Music performance from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
Cathal is a D’addario Woodwinds Artist, and performs on the Reserve Classic line of reeds. He is a recipient of the Dunbar Gerber award for chamber music and Jury Prize at the Irish Freemason’s Young Musician of the Year.