Deirdre O'Donohue

Dr. Deirdre O’Donohue is a member of the piano faculty in the department of Music and Performing Arts Professions at New York University and is also on the college and preparatory faculties of Manhattan School of Music. She has performed solo and chamber recitals in Austria, The Netherlands, Italy, Canada, and the United States. Active as an adjudicator in the United States and Canada, she has also given numerous master classes and lecture/demonstrations at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, the Shanghai Conservatory, the Poona Music Society in India, the Rotterdam Conservatory, and at various institutions throughout the United States and Canada.
In the spring of 1998 and 1999, Dr. O’Donohue was invited by the Gijon Conservatory in Asturias, Spain, to give intensive weeklong courses in piano technique and interpretation. She has received the Sparrendam Medal for performance in The Netherlands, and the Roger Phelps Award from New York University for her dissertation entitled The Concept of Unity and Uniqueness in the Multi-Movement Works of Beethoven.

Recent engagements have included master classes at New York University and Queens College, a 1999 presentation at the World Piano Pedagogy Conference in St. Louis, the adjudications of the Royal Irish Academy of Music’s weeklong Piano Festival (March 2000) and the National Feis Ceoil (March 2002) in Dublin, a solo recital at Plymouth State College in New Hampshire, performances of Stravinsky’s Concerto for Two Pianos with Rosemary Caviglia, in New York and Vermont, and a lecture/demonstration for the New York Associated Music Teachers’ League.

Deirdre O’Donohue is past president of the New York State Music Teachers’ Association and is the chairperson of the MTNA Eastern Division High School performance competitions. In the summers of 1999 and 2000, Dr. O’ Donohue taught piano and chamber music at Columbia University’s high school chamber music, strings, and piano program. Since the summer of 2001, she has been on the faculty of the Adamant Music School in Vermont.

Dr. O’Donohue holds degrees from New York University, the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Vienna, and Mount Holyoke College.

Manhattan School of Music College faculty since 1990.

Manhattan School of Music Precollege faculty since 1990.



dodonohue@msmnyc.edu