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Deirdre Brenner


Pianist Deirdre Brenner has performed throughout the USA, Europe and Asia. A musician with a passion for chamber music and art song, she has appeared in venues including the Wiener Musikverein, Wiener Kozerthaus, The Kennedy Center (Washington, DC), Teatro Real (Madrid), the National Concert Hall (Dublin), Stadthalle (Bayreuth), Philharmonie Essen, St. Martin-in-the-Fields (London) and the Hollywell Music Room (Oxford).

Deirdre has performed at festivals including the Seoul Spring Festival of Chamber Music, Oxford Lieder Festival, Aix-en-Provence Festival, LOISIARTE, Rhodes Chamber Music Festival, Gustav Mahler Festival in Steinbach, Stimmen Festival Freistadt, and Portogruaro International Music Festival. She has given recitals with artists including Wolfgang Holzmair, Birgid Steinberger, Markus Werba, Layla Claire, John Chest, Tara Erraught, and Michael Spyres, and has performed as soloist with numerous ensembles including the Arnold Schoenberg Chor. She has recorded for broadcasts on ORF, NPR and BR-Klassik, among others.

Also in demand as a teacher and coach, Deirdre is on the faculty of the Institute for European Studies in Vienna and as of autumn 2017 the Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität in Linz. She has accompanied vocal masterclasses given by Bernarda Fink, Wolfgang Holzmair, Birgid Steinberger, Linda Watson, Michaela Schuster, Ulrike Sych, Rudolf Jansen and Elly Ameling, among others. Additional musical projects have taken her to Venezuela, Egypt, Israel, the West Bank, Samoa and the Kingdom of Tonga.

Originally from Massachusetts, USA, Deirdre earned a Bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College in Engineering Sciences and Music, and Master's degrees from both the Royal Academy of Music in London and the Konservatorium Wien Privatuniversität (MUK). She studied with pianists including Carolyn Hague, Susan Manoff, John O'Conor, Julius Drake, Colin Stone, Sally Pinkas and Loretta Slovak.

Deirdre is co-founder of the Boyne Music Festival in Drogheda, Ireland as well as the innovative concert series Mosaïque in Vienna.