Irish pianist Clíodna Shanahan is much in demand internationally as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician. She performs regularly with London Sinfonietta, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Her great passion for 20th century and contemporary music has led to many composer-collaborations, world premieres and first recordings. As a chamber musician and soloist, she has recorded for SOMM, Lyrita, and Nonesuch.
Her formal musical training began at the School of Music in her native Limerick, followed by the Yehudi Menuhin School and Royal College of Music, London.
Her unique musicianship cannot be confined to a single artform and is regularly heard beyond the concert platform and recording studio. She particularly enjoys collaborating with dancers and choreographers, including numerous projects with Rambert, the Royal Ballet, and English National Ballet.
In addition to her performing career, Clíodna is committed to music education. She holds the position of Lecturer in Piano at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and is regularly involved in educational and outreach programmes across the wider community.