Ellen Maria Hickey is a classically trained, multi award winning soprano from Limerick. She has studied performance and voice for the last nine years, under the guidance of renowned singing teacher Olive Cowpar. Ellen Maria’s passion is music and she graduated with an Honours Degree in Music from the University of Limerick in 2009. She continues to perform in numerous concerts and recitals, performances that have included prestigious venues such as the University Concert Hall in Limerick.
Achievements Ellen Maria has swept the boards over the past nine years at the annual Feis Luimni in Limerick, as well as Feis Maitiu in Cork. She has won in singing categories including sacred songs, musical numbers, Irish songs and operatic arias amongst others. She was also named Voice of the Feis in 2014, the highest accolade a singer can be awarded at this festival.
Performances In May 2014, Ellen Maria performed in the Queen of May benefit concert in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland in St Joseph’s church Limerick. She also performed, again for the benefit of the Alzheimer's Society, at the University Concert Hall Limerick. She is a regular performer during Limerick culture week, especially in the UCH produced singing showcase, staged in the Hunt museum.