Clare O'Keeffe, percussion
This is Clare's second year on the Mentoring Scheme
Clare in her own words...
I am 21 years old and from Cork. I started learning piano when I was six and have been playing percussion since I was aged twelve. I am currently in my fourth year of the B.Mus. at the CIT Cork School of Music, and studying with Stephen Kelly, I am principal percussionist of the CSM Symphony Orchestra and the CSM Wind Ensemble.
This is my second year taking part in the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra Mentoring Scheme for Advanced Young
Musicians. I take great inspiration from percussionist Evelyn Glennie and my ambition is to be a member of a professional orchestra.