Adam McDonagh graduated from the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama with First Class Honours in the Bachelor of Music Performance degree, studying piano under Dr Mary Lennon. He was awarded the Michael McNamara Gold Medal for excellence in performance and the Anne Leahy dissertation award, as well as winning First Prize in the Ninth National CHMHE Undergraduate Musicology Competition. He is currently engaged in postgraduate studies with Dr Orla McDonagh in the DIT Conservatory, as well as harpsichord with Dr David Adams in the RIAM. He has performed in concerts as a soloist, accompanist and chamber musician in venues such as the National Concert Hall, Hugh Lane Gallery, Mansion House in Dublin, the National Opera House in Wexford, the Ulster Hall, Belfast, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, and music festivals in Finland, Italy, Scotland and Switzerland. His appearances as a concerto soloist include the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland Camerata, and the DIT Symphony Orchestra conducted by David Brophy. Other highlights include performing on both RTÉ radio and television, a performance in the RDS Rising Stars Gala Concert, and representing Ireland as a competitor in the 10th Dublin International Piano Competition in 2015.