Celine Byrne is from Naas, Co. Kildare, Ireland
Celine has a Master's Degree in Music from the Royal Academy of Music. She also received an honorary degree in Music from the Conservatory of Music and Drama, Dublin, and was awarded the College Gold Medal. She has given many recitals throughout Ireland and abroad, including the National Concert Hall, Dublin, the Hermitage, St. Petersburg Russia, Tchaikovsky Hall, Moscow and Carnegie Hall, New York. She has sung with tenors,Jose Carreras, Roberto Alagna, Alfie Boe, Thomas Kennedy and Finbar Wright.
Celine sung as soloist with many opera companies, including Lyric Opera, Opera Ireland, Anna Livia Opera, and Wexford Opera. In 2005 Celine received coaching at the National Opera Studio London, and has participated in master classes given by Malcolm Martineau, Denis O Neill, Wolf Gang Holtzmair, Tina Ruta, and Roberta Alexandra. Celine has also appeared on many television and radio programmes, in Ireland and internationally.
Deeply rooted in a Christian background, Celine developed a passionate love for liturgical music at an early age and even now as a professional an highly credited Soprano. She sung for Bishop Desmond Tutu in Cape Town, South Africa, and was a major participant in the liturgical celebrations at the first "World Apostolic Congress on Mercy (WACOM ) in Rome, commissioned and officially opened by Pope Benedict XVI.
Celine’s angelic voice captivated thousands of people participating at this historic event. On April 3rd , 2008 , at the Church of Santa Maria, Degli Angeli, a 'New Presentation of the Divine Mercy Chaplet' was first performed. Celine’s celestial interpretation of this New Presentation of the Chaplet, touched the hearts of all who were present. She also sang at the International Mass, in The Basilica of St. John Lateran, where her spirited expression of Ave Maria and Panis Angelicus.