King House, Boyle

Military Road
Co. Roscommon

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Junior Pianists -Tiantian Gao, Ai Lin Sun and Mickey Glen Tomas


Tiantian Gao is 8 years old and studies the piano with Shirin Goudarzi- Tobin at the TuDublin Conservatoire.   As a five year old, Tiantian won first prize at the Liszt International Youth Piano Competition in Shanghai/China, and since then she has continued to enjoy success at competitions internationally and in Ireland. Her most recent awards include the first prize in Euregio International Piano Competition 2022 (Category A) as well as the first prize in both Feis Ceoil Junior Piano Solo (E) and Junior Piano Duet (C). Tiantian is a student at Rathdown Junior School and in addition to playing the piano, she also enjoys playing the flute, drawing and swimming.


Ai Lin Sun (15 ) lives in Dublin and started to learn piano in 2017. She has been studying in TUDublin with Dr David Mooney since 2019. In 2021, she won 1st prize in both the Rhona Marshall Cup and John Field Cup at the Feis Ceoil. This year, in 2022, she won three further competitions in the Feis Ceoil; the Patricia Read Cup, the Claude Biggs Cup and Junior Concerto competitions.

Mickey Glen Tomas was born in Dublin in 2004. His began to learn piano at the age of 7 in the Newpark Academy of Music. At the age of 13, he moved to DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, now TU Dublin Conservatoire, to continue his musical studies, under the junior program. Now in 6th year, Mickey continues to study piano under Dr David Mooney.
Mickey has performance experience both in competitions and recitals and is a prizewinner in TUDublin, Feis Ceoil the EPTA competition. He has played in venues such as the National Concert Hall and the RDS.