Bethany Maginnes

Bethany Maginnes is a 21-year-old pianist who grew up in Portadown with her mother and sister, with her passion for music blossoming from pre-school age. She began piano lessons after watching and copying her mother and sister playing in the house. Taking part in festivals and competitions throughout her school years, Bethany was winning awards in her early teens, and playing for such events as the Constabulary Anniversary Ceremony in Armagh with an audience of NI politicians in her later teens. Bethany went on to study music with piano performance and has recently completed her final year at Queen’s University Belfast with a first-class honours degree.