Irish flautist Eimear McGeown has established a busy and varied career since graduating from Trinity College of Music in 2005 with the BMus(Hons) degree with 1st Class and the TCM Silver Medal Award. She has won many awards including Camerata Ireland Young Musician of the Year 2006, Accenture Musician of the Year, ROSL Competition Finalist in 2010, British Runner-up of the Lion's European music Competition. Eimear was recently invited by Her Majesty the Queen to attend a Royal Reception at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the achievements of young people in the performing arts.
She made her solo TV debut performing for RTE TV on 'The View' in November 2006 and recently recorded with the Juggling on Tap trio on BBC TV programme 'The Slammer'. She has performed as Soloist in America, France, Greece, UK and Ireland including a World Premiere of David Morris' Concerto in the Library of Congress in Washington DC in March 2007 as part of the Smithsonian festival and more recently performing an American Premiere Concerto in New York with Camerata Ireland conducted by Barry Douglas. Some of her concerto performances have included Mozart's Concerto in D, Brandenburg Concerto No.5, Mercadante Concerto in Eminor and CPE Bach Concerto in D min. She has performed the Liebermann Concerto and Ibert Concerto with the Ulster Orchestra and was invited by the BBC to perform the Carmen Fantasy with them at the BBC Last Night of the Proms in the Park in Belfast in September 2012.
The Irish culture and tradition has played a major influence in Eimear's life, starting Irish dancing at the age of three and going on to become a Northern Ireland Champion dancer. Eimear began playing whistle at the age of nine and progressed to the traditional Irish flute a year later having lessons with Sligo born flautist, Seamus Tansey. She was the Ulster Champion on the whistle when she was eleven years old and later went on to win two All Ireland Champion titles on the Irish flute both as soloist and in a trio with her brother and sister. She performs on the Traditional Irish flute regularly including Recitals, in the West End Production of 'Lord of the Rings' and session studio work in London.
Both as a classical and traditional Irish flautist, she has performed for Presidents Bill Clinton, Mary Robinson, Mary McAleese, Prince Charles and Prince Edward. Eimear is also involved with the Pop/Rock scene performing with Matt Cardle, Alison Moyet, LeMar and folk/rock band 'Amsterdam', including performances at Glastonbury Festival 08, supporting ‘The Pogues’ in the 10,000 seater, Echo Arena, Liverpool and at the National Television Awards in the O2 Arena, London.