As overall prize winner, Padraic receives a bursary of 5,000 euro towards his singing career and will have the opportunity to perform a solo recital at the National Concert Hall to take place next year.
Twenty-six year old Padraic Rowan graduated from the Royal Irish Academy of Music in 2013 with a Masters in Music Performance and is currently studying with Robert Dean in London. A Jerwood Young Artist at the 2014 Glyndebourne Festival, he made his Wigmore Hall debut in November 2015 as a finalist in the Maureen Lehan Vocal Awards. In June 2015, he reached the semi-finals of the 34th International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition in Amsterdam.
Upcoming engagements include the summer Young Artist programme with Les Azuriales Opera in France. This September, Padraic will join the Opera Studio of Oper Stuttgart in Germany, performing a number of roles across the 2016/17 season.