Robbie Carroll has been Assistant Director of Music of St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork, since September 2019. He is originally from Galway, and his earliest musical training began as organ scholar of Galway Cathedral. He then studied on the BMus degree at DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, graduating with a first-class honours in organ performance and winning the Michael McNamara award for ‘excellence in performance’. His organ tutors included the late Una Russell, Colm Carey, Siobhán Kilkelly and Simon Harden. During this time, he was also organ scholar of St Mary's Pro-Cathedral. Robbie graduated in 2019 with an overall 1.0 grade (top result available) in the organ solo Master degree of the Musikhochschule in Cologne, studying repertoire with Prof. Winfried Bönig, organist of Cologne Cathedral, and improvisation with Ansgar Wallenhorst. Robbie is a prizewinner in multiple organ competitions, and at the 2016 Freemasons Young Musician of the Year he received the Brennan Prize for the 'most promising musician in the competition'. He has performed recitals in Ireland, the UK and Germany. He has recorded CDs with both the Palestrina Choir and St Fin Barre’s Cathedral Choir. He also holds associate diplomas in both organ (ARCO) and piano (ALCM).
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Prelude & fugue in D, BWV 532
Ned Rorem (b. 1923)
Marcel Dupré (1886-1971)
Symphonie-Passion, op. 23