One of Ireland's most successful musicians, Finghin Collins was the winner of the RTÉ Musician of the Future Competition in 1994 and the Classical Category at the National Entertainment Awards in Ireland in 1998, Finghin Collins went on to take first prize at the Clara Haskil International Piano Competition in Switzerland in 1999.
Since then Finghin Collins has continued to enjoy a flourishing international career that takes him all over Europe and the United States, as well to the Far East and Australia. In 2017, the National University of Ireland conferred on him an honorary Degree of Doctor of Music.
Over the past decade Finghin Collins has developed a close relationship with Claves Records in Switzerland. A new Chopin recital CD was released in September 2017, a co-production between RTÉ lyric fm and Claves Records.
Finghin Collins has been Artistic Director of Music for Galway since 2013 and is also the founding Artistic Director of the New Ross Piano Festival.