"Lovely performances from fourteen year old Aimee Banks who sang the Role of Bruno as a boy - a crystal clear voice which was an evening long pleasure'"...
-Opera Today - Heresy Opera
Aimee Banks is a 20 year old soprano from Galway, Ireland.
She is currently studying and pursuing her Bachelors of Music Performance under the tutelage of Kathleen Tynan, Head of Opera and Vocal Studies and repetiteur Grainne Dunne at The Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin. She has attended Masterclasses with Bruno Caproni and Julian Evans, Imelda Drumm, Della Jones, Ann Murray and Maureen O’Flynn.
An award-winning vocalist Aimee currently holds a number of vocal titles and has been awarded the “Birr Lions Club Bursary'' at Birr Festival of Music 2022, “The Vladimir Piontkovsky Memorial Scholarship” at Saluzzo Opera Academy 2022, the “Eimear Noonan Music Bursary Award” 2020 and “The most Promising Performer and Bursary” at The Irene Sandford Competition 2020 at the Royal Irish Academy of Music.
She was a multi-award winner at Dublin Feis Ceoil 2022, to include the Nancy Calthorpe Memorial Cup for French Song. Aimee was also a finalist in the Gervase Elwes Competition and The Charles Wood Music Competition 2022. Aimee received a Silver Award in the 1st Vienna International Music Competition 2019, she is also the most recent Overall Junior Vocalist at Sligo Feis Ceoil.
Aimee is no stranger to solo performances and concerts and has performed in such venues as Carnegie Hall New York USA, Whitney Centre for the Arts and The Norman Rockwell Museum Boston USA The National Concert Hall Ireland, Christchurch Cathedral Ireland and The National Gallery of Ireland. Banks has also held solo concerts nationally and internationally.
She has had the honour of performing at the Governments launch of the 1916 Commemorations in Dublin’s Convention Centre, National Famine Commemoration in 2020 and has also performed at Áras an Uachtaráin for the President of Ireland Micheal D.Higgins .
Banks debuted as the young Giordano Bruno in Roger Doyle’s Opera, 'Heresy', where she received commendation from Opera World, The Irish Times and Opera Today.
Present and Future roles to include ; Amore and Damigella in L’incoronazione di Poppea