Sorcha Coller is a pianist and composer from Co. Wicklow with a B.A. in Music from Trinity College Dublin. She began playing the piano at the age of seven, learning first under the guidance of Ms Florence Bolton in her home in Wicklow. She continued to play and progress all through school, continuing her studies with Mrs Eileen Bolton. She has completed all grades with RIAM with distinction results and studied further with Mr Michael MacLennan.
Sorcha graduated with a B.A. in Music from Trinity College Dublin in 2014, majoring in Composition where she studied under Evangelia Rigaki and Donnacha Dennehy. Through her B.A. in Music, Sorcha had an in-depth study of Harmony, Counterpoint, Aural Training, Keyboard Training, Music History & Analysis and Music Technology.
Professional Experience in Music
Since early 2015, Sorcha has been the Chairperson of the Irish Composers Collective, where she is further exploring her compositional path and facilitating for an organisation of 75 Irish composers to develop their careers. Sorcha has had works performed and workshopped by Lucilin Ensemble, Node Ensemble, Ensemble Avalon & Trinity College Singers. Upcoming works in 2015 will be performed by Kirkos Ensemble, Yseult Cooper Stockdale and Jane Hackett.
On top of Sorcha's flair for piano, she also has a strong choral background. She studied voice with soprano Catherine Redding in 2013 and 2014. Sorcha is currently a member of the award winning Laetare Vocal Ensemble, and has been a member of Irish Youth Choir, Trinity College Singers &
The Campanile Consort.
Sorcha in an administrator Kaleidoscope Night, a monthly music series bringing together the worlds of classical, contemporary, experimental and jazz music, working with some of the best musicians in Ireland.
Sorcha is experienced in teaching piano and music theory to both children and adults & in preparing students for grade exams with both RIAM and ABRSM. Taking a professional yet creative approach to teaching she ensures that each student gains a strong understanding of music theory simultaneously.