1994 - Jonathan Coffey

Violinist Jonathan Coffey from Antrim won in 1994. A pupil at Antrim Grammar he departed for Cambridge to study music there, but after a few years changed course. He completed his undergraduate studies in politics, and moved on to complete a Masters and PhD in legal philosophy. He works as an assistant current affairs producer based in Belfast with the BBC. His musical interest continues in regular appearances with Barry Douglas’ Camerata Ireland and occasional appearances with the Ulster Orchestra.