Our Committee

The Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition is run by the Friends of the Vocal Arts and benefits from a strong Committee, driven with passion and experience for the classical music industry. We fully believe in the Competition’s vision to discover the future’s best classical singers and encourage the development of these young voices. 

Our Committee

The Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition is run by the Friends of the Vocal Arts and benefits from a strong Committee, driven with passion and experience for the classical music industry. We fully believe in the Competition’s vision to discover the future’s best classical singers and encourage the development of these young voices. 

Diarmuid Hegarty, President of Griffith College Dublin – Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition (VDISC) – Chairman

Diarmuid Hegarty

CHAIRMAN
President and founder of Griffith College, Ireland, Diarmuid has been Chairman of the Friends of the Vocal Arts and Competition since 2004. With Commerce and Barrister at Law degrees, he brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the Competition. 

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Dr. Veronica Dunne, Singing teacher, Soprano – Veronican Dunne International Singing Competition (VDISC) – Artistic Director

Dr. Veronica Dunne

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
International Soprano, legendary vocal teacher and Irish National Treasure, Ronnie has devoted her life to the training of young voices. Her dream of providing bursary funds to promising young vocalists lead to establishing the Competition in 1995.

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Dearbhla Collins, pianist – Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition (VDISC) – Artistic Administrator

Dearbhla Collins

ARTISTIC ADMINISTRATOR
Internationally accomplished and prize-winning pianist, vocal coach and recitalist, with a distinguished performing career nationally and internationally. Dearbhla has been involved in coordinating and running the Competition since 2006.

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Committee Members


The Friends of the Vocal Arts was established to financially assist vocal students in Ireland and has awarded thousands in bursaries to outstanding singers.

Mary Brennan

Enid Chaloner

Martin Coonan

Mairéad Hurley

Margaret Quigley

Caitriona Shaffrey

Kathleen Tynan

RULES
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Read the rules

DATES
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Key dates

JURY
Meet this year’s competition jury

Meet our Jury

PRIZES
We award prizes to all finalists

Prizes

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