Eve Stafford is a multi award winning soprano from Limerick and student of renowned vocal coach Olive Cowpar. Eve has won all major awards in prestigious singing festivals such as Limerick’s Féile Luimnigh and Feis Maitiu Corcaigh including Voice of Féile Luimnigh 2013 the highest award of the festival. Among a few of the awards Eve has won the Bursary for Opera and German Lieder at Feis Maitiu Corcaigh 2016 & the oratorio cup in Féile Luimní 2016 among countless other awards down through the years. Eve was one of the three finalist from the Christopher Lynch Singing Bursary in 2018. Eve has been on the executive vocal committee of Féile Luimnigh for the past 3 years.
Eve is a highly experienced church singer and has been singing at wedding church and civil ceremonies for the last 8 years all across Munster. As an experienced versatile vocalist Eve is comfortable singing in all musical genres and has performed in Bunratty Castle as one of the world famous Bunratty Castle Entertainers and has performed with the Cecilian Musical Society for shows and fundraising events.
Being no stranger to the stage Eve has performed at various fundraising concerts in the University Concert Hall Limerick and St. Joseph’s Church, Limerick for the last several years for the Limerick Alzheimer’s Society and is all featured on their 2013 charity CD. Eve performed her first recital in the Irish World Academy of Music & Dance at the University of Limerick 2015 with pianist Dr. Yonit Kosovske. For the last six years Eve has been a soloist for “Opera Delights” performed at the Hunt Museum Limerick for Culture Night. Eve also gave a recital with mezzo Ellen Hickey in February 2017 in the Chapel in Mary Immaculate College, Limerick accompanied by pianist, Peter Barley. Most recently she was commeneded on her solo recital at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. In September 2018, Eve joined soprano Tríona Walsh & pianist, Irina Dernova for a special lunchtime recital at St.Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick.
The voice of Eve Stafford has been featured several times on Limerick’s Live 95fm breakfast show with Joe Nash & Limerick Local Community Radio with Mike O’Connor. Eve has taken part in a masterclass in St.Mary’s cathedral with renowned British Lyric Soprano Elizabeth Atherton. Eve is a member of Opera Workshop, Limerick’s newest Opera & Musical society and has featured in performances with the company in No. 1 Pery hotel, The Hunt Museum and Dolan’s Warehouse. Eve is currently preparing for her Performance Recital Diploma with the London College of Music in December 2018. Most recently, Eve has been featured in the publication ‘Limerick Music Throughout the Ages’ by Paddy Brennan; this beautiful 500 page book documents all the wonderful singers and musicians from Limerick in the past 100 years and Eve is very proud to be featured amongst the great legends of the Limerick musical scene.