Untitled Document: "Edel O'Brien:
comes from Kilrush, Co. Clare. At the age of 19 she won the Margaret Burke-Sheridan Cup at the Dublin Feis Ceoil. She graduated with an Honours Masters Degree in Music and Performance from the NUI, Maynooth. In London, she won a scholarship to study at Trinity College of Music. In 2002 she was one of seven singers out of a total of 200 applicants to be accepted on the Young Artists Programme at the Centre de Formation at the Opera Bastille, Opera National de Paris. While there, she won the Prix Lyrique."