Aimee Banks is a seventeen year old soprano from Galway, Ireland.
She is currently studying under the direction of Kathleen Tynan, Head of Opera and Vocal Studies at The Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin.
Aimee was launched onto the international stage after being chosen to represent Ireland at The Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015, in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Since then she has had the honour of performing on the iconic stage of Carnegie Hall, New York, having won her first International title for Operatic Aria category of an International Vocal Competition.
Her rendition of Handel’s Lascia ch’io Pianga earned her a special recognition award for performance of the night.
An award-wining vocalist Aimee currently holds a number of Vocal titles, with some of her most recent achievements being the Overall Junior Vocalist at Sligo Feis Ceoil 2019 and Arklow Music Festival 2019.
She was Vocal Solo and Junior Vocal Recital winner 2018 and Kitty O’Callaghan cup for Voice /Pianoforte duet 2019 at Feis Ceoil Dublin.
She received an award for Outstanding Achievement in Arts and Culture 2016 from Galway Roscommon Education and Training Board and a High Achievers Award from The Royal Irish Academy of Music.
The last few years have been momentous for Aimee. Having had the honour of performing at the Governments launch of the 1916 Commemorations in Dublin’s Convention Centre she has also debuted an operatic role as the young Giordano Bruno in Roger Doyle’s opera, 'Heresy' , where she received commendation from Opera Now, The Irish Times and Opera Today.
Aimee has had wonderful opportunities which have led to performances across Ireland, the UK and the United States of America. She has had the honour of performing at Áras an Úachtarain for the President of Ireland Michael D Higgins, and performed extensively on Radio and Television to include The Late Late Show.