Award-winning Eliza Puchianu to perform in new GMIT concert series

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 Press Office
Press Release

Award-winning Romanian pianist Eliza Puchianu is to perform a programme of sonatas by Beethoven and Chopin in Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) on Wednesday next, 2 April, as part of a new series of concerts called ‘Musical Moments’ launched by the Institute.

The new classical music programme ‘Musical Moments’ is an initiative of the GMIT College of Tourism & Arts in partnership with Dúchas na Gaillimhe – Galway Civic Trust, and is open to the public. It follows on from the ‘GMIT Music @ Theatre 903’ initiative in 2007 when the Institute received a mini grand piano on loan from ESB and Galway Civic Trust.

Award-winning pianist Eliza Puchianu is in her final year of studies under Professor Reamonn Keary at the Royal Irish Academy of Music (RIAM). She has studied under Roland Batik at the Konservatorium Wien University in Vienna (2006-2008) and has won numerous awards in national and international competitions across Europe including the Yamaha Piano Scholarship (February 2014), the Nordell Cup 2013, Ludving Cup 2011, Audery Chisolm Cup 2010, Lieder Duo 2010 and English Song Cup 2010.

She has performed as a soloist in the Romanian Atheneum, Sofitel, and with the Romanian Radiodifusion Society Orchestra, and in festivals such as Opera Briefs Productions (2013) and the Edinburgh Festival (2012).

The concert series will be hosted by the GMIT College of Tourism & Arts and Event Management students (BB in Tourism Management). Event co-ordinator and lecturer Maria Murphy says “GMIT is pleased to open up these classical music events to the public.”

“We are particularly delighted to have a classical musician such as Eliza Puchianu in this our first programme of concerts.  She has given many recitals in venues throughout Romania as well as Paris, Venice, Vienna, Vilnius, Bratislava, the Canary Islands, Padua and Dublin.“

The concert takes place in GMIT Galway (Dublin Road campus) on Wednesday, 2 April, 7.30pm in Room 903 (new building). 

Tickets cost €12, €10 (friends & concessions)/ €6 (students). Parking is free. To book your ticket, please contact Maria Murphy on (091) 742294 or e-mail: