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All this comes after a five-star showing at the ESB Feis Ceoil in the RDS.
He took part in the senior saxophone section playing a piece of music by the legendary composer John Williams from the film 'Catch Me If You Can' called 'Escapades'.
Robert Finegan (18) from Stoneylane, Ardee, a member of Ardee concert band and first year student studying for his BA(Hons) in Music Performance at DIT Conservatory of Music, Dublin, is on top of the music world at the moment.
An accomplished saxophone player, he is performing at the National Concert Hall this week and at the end of May heads to Amsterdam to work with two of the best exponents of the sax in the world, Arno Bornkamp and Ties Mellema.
Robert also competed in the prestigious Mc Cullough Cup.
In this piece he scored 93%, winning the overall competition to secure the Mc Cullough Cup and entry into the RDS bursary.
He further competed in the contemporary Irish music category, playing pieces by local composer Dr. In this section he received a 'very highly commended' with a score of 91%.
Playing a concerto by Pierre Max Dubois for alto saxophone, Robert was accompanied by pianist Edward Holly from Drogheda.
The piece is very challenging technically but very musical, with an expanse of lyrical phrases needing control and tonality.
He also participated in the Elsner Cup, a duet competition and played 'Tableaux de Provence' by Paule Maurice, with fellow DIT student on piano Sean Fogarty. All of these successes follow on from a wonderful 20 when he won the senior repertoire competition in the Midlands Feis Ceoil, U/18 solo, open solo and open section ensemble competitions as part of the NE region IABCB competitions.