Sligo International Chamber Music Festival
We invite you to explore Sligo International Chamber Music Festival – a festival for all generations! Since its establishment in 2000 at St Columba’s Church Drumcliffe, the Festival has become one of Ireland’s leading international chamber music festivals and is now a highlight in the annual calendar of music events. Under Artistic Director Tim Vogler, the festival offers its loyal audience and new visitors alike the opportunity to experience high standards of programming through a fresh choice of artists performing alongside our internationally acclaimed ensemble-in-residence, the Vogler Quartet.
Significantly, Music Generation Sligo has come on board as a key partner with Sligo County Council Arts Office to develop Tuned In! - an innovative youth programme with Youth Curator Aoife Ní Bhriain. You will find full details of our masterclasses and events inside. We continue our collaboration with the Royal Irish Academy of Music and we are delighted to announce a new venture with RTÉ Contempo Quartet who perform this year and prepare for the premiere of a new String Octet with the Vogler Quartet at the 2017 Festival.
This year, a number of concerts and events will take place in The Model in Sligo town, in addition to Drumcliffe Church. We look forward to welcoming you for the weekend.
Sligo International Chamber Music Festival is produced by Sligo County Council Arts Office and Music Generation Sligo. Funded by Sligo County Council, the Arts Council of Ireland and Music Generation Sligo.
Music Generation Sligo Masterclass
& Performance Programme @ The Model, Sligo
Tuned In! Sligo International Chamber Music Festival Youth Programme is a new short intensive chamber music experience curated by Aoife Ní Briain for student string quartets and their tutors combining masterclasses and performances. Participants will deepen their understanding of music and improve their playing within the nurturing environment of Sligo International Chamber Music Festival. Students and tutors have the opportunity to work with the Vogler Quartet on selected repertoire and to learn, network and attend Tuned In! festival concerts with fellow students and tutors.
Special Guests 2016
Vogler Quartet Tim Vogler, Frank Reinecke, Stefan Fehlandt, Stephan Forck
amarcord Wolfram Lattke, Robert Pohlers, Frank Ozimek, Daniel Knauft, Holger Krause
RTÉ Contempo Quartet Bogdan Sofei, Ingrid Nicola, Andreea Banciu, Adrian Mantu
Crash Quartet Aoife Ní Bhriain, Cora Venus Lunny, Lisa Dowdall, Kate Ellis
Mesefe Quartet as part of Strings Attached @ the Royal Irish Academy of Music
Aoife Ní Bhriain (Violin)
Caimin Gilmore (Double Bass/Composer)
The main focus of the group is chamber music. With the support of their mentor and teacher, viola player of the Artemis String Quartet, Prof. Friedemann Weigle, clair-obsur has developed into a highly sought after ensemble, playing venues such as the Philharmonie, Berlin and the Carnegie Hall, New York, first playing here in 2006.