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Ella Nagy

 

Teaching

Ella started teaching back in secondary school and has kept up teaching and inspiring ever since. As she is an active performer, Ella prides herself in being able to give practical and technical advice during her lessons.

 

She caters for all abilities, be it complete beginners, advanced, hobby players and everything in between. Ella is a big advocate of learning rules first, only to break some of them after. So, she enjoys incorporating fun facts, rudiments, music theory and relevant historical facts into her teaching, where she feels that this would help the student engage more with the music and have more fun in general.

Ella likes to provide a student-centered learning experience where the pace and approach suits the interests, aspirations and needs of the student.

Music Education & Performing

Ella started studying piano at the age of 5 with Dr. Ilona Czitrovszky at the Frédéric Chopin Music School of Hungary. In 2011 she entered the Royal Irish Academy of Music on an entrance scholarship where she has remained a student ever since.

 

Ella has been a chosen participant in the prestigious William Finlay Programme run by the Dublin International Piano Competition for gifted pianists.

 

Ella has played in venues such as the John Field and Kevin Barry Room in the National Concert Hall, the National Gallery of Ireland, Cork School of Music and Kilruddery House.

 

Her most recent public appearance was a solo recital in the First Presbyterian Church, Belfast.

 

She has been Secretary to the Jury for the Dublin International Piano Competition on two occasions, in 2015 and 2018. Ella has had masterclasses with international artists such as John O'Conor, Pavel Nersessian, Hilary Coates, Finghin Collins, Joseph Moog, Joanna McGregor, Frederic Rzewski, Christiane Karajev, Grzegorz Kurzyński, Archie Chen and Ivan Ilić.

 

Student of Professor Lance Coburn in the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Ella is currently expanding repertoire and building expertise in teaching and performing as well as accompanying.