|DANNY CARROLL - ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Danny is President of Banna Chluain Meala. He conducts for several musical societies in the area and has won Best Musical Director on six occasions with the Association of Irish Musical Societies and twice at the Waterford International Festival of Light Opera.
McNALLY - JOINT MUSICAL DIRECTOR
Mary Rose is a secondary school teacher in the Ursuline Convent, Thurles and organist in Thurles Cathedral. She is also Musical Director for the Thurles Musical Society, last year winning Best Musical Director with AIMS for 'The Hot Mikado'. She has also won Best Chorus Master award. In her younger days, Mary Rose played violin in The Irish Youth Orchestra and studied violin at the RIAM under Maeve Broderick.
|FERGAL CARROLL - JOINT MUSICAL DIRECTOR
Fergal is a native of Clonmel and received his degree in music at Waterford Institute of Technology. He was recently awarded the Master of Music Degree in Composition from the Royal Northern College of Music. In the past year there have been performances of Fergal's work in Manchester and Warrington, England and has completed a commission for Birmingham City Council.
Teresa began her musical career as a young girl and went on to study music in Germany. She was the leader of the RTE Concert Orchestra before moving to Waterford to become involved in the establishment of the highly successful BA in Music at the Waterford Institute of Technology. One of her reasons for being involved in the development of the Tipperary Millennium Orchestra is her commitment to giving young people the opportunity to learn at home from Irish professionals, rather than having to go away as was often the case in the past. She is a founding member of the Menapia String Quartet which is based in Waterford and performs all over the country - incidentally 'Menapia' is the old Latin name for 'South East'
Vincent Hunt began his musical education in Belfast and along with his sisters Una and Fionnuala, formed the Hunt Piano Trio. He studied in Italy under the famous Franco Rossi (of the Italian String Quartet) and has played over the subsequent years with numerous youth and professional orchestras, including I Symphonia Fiorentina and the Ulster Orchestra. Playing widely as a soloist and chamber musician, together with Christian Tecklenborg, Vincent is one of the founding members of the Gagliano String Quartet.
Christian Tecklenborg received his primary violin education in Germany and subsequently studied violin and viola with Professor Masin in Dublin. He has extensive experience coaching youth orchestras and chamber ensembles and taught in Dublin and Kildare. He is a coach of both the County Kildare Orchestra and the Tipperary Millennium Orchestra and performs regularly throughout the country as 1st Violinist of the Gagliano String Quartet.