Sligo International Chamber Music Festival
We invite you to explore Sligo International Chamber Music Festival this May Bank Holiday Weekend. 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.
This year sees the return of festival guests Hugh Tinney and IB Hausmann who performed at our very first festival back in 2000 as well as welcoming new guests such as Amatis Trio, Clair Obscur and Cassiopeia Winds to Sligo.
Following the success of our first youth programme last year, Tuned In! we continue our collaboration with key partners Music Generation Sligo and Sligo County Council. This unique and innovative youth programme is curated this year by Professor James Cavanagh from the Royal Irish Academy of Music.
We are delighted to announce the premiere of Midday, an original commissioned piece for the festival by Gerald Barry and performed by RTÉ Contempo Quartet and the Vogler Quartet. This is a new string octet not to be missed and is sure to be the highlight of the festival.
The festival takes place over in May bank holiday weekend with performances and masterclasses taking place in Drumcliffe Church and The Model Sligo.
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
Details coming soon . . .
Special Guests 2017
Vogler Quartet Tim Vogler, Frank Reinecke, Stefan Fehlandt, Stephan Forck
Cassiopeia Winds Matthew Manning, Catriona Ryan, Deirdre O’Leary, Cormac O’hAodain, John Hearne
RTÉ Contempo Quartet Bogdan Sofei, Ingrid Nicola, Andreea Banciu, Adrian Mantu
Amatis Piano Trio Lea Hausmann, Samuel Shepherd, Mengjie Han
Clair Obscur Saxophone Trio Jan Schulte-Bunert, Christoph Enzel, Kathi Wagner
Hugh Tinney (Piano)
Ib Hausmann (Clarinet)
“Ib Hausmann, without a doubt, is one of Europe´s leading clarinetists“
Norbert Ely, Deutschlandfunk
Ib Hausmann, who plays both the classical clarinet and the E flat, bass clarinet and basset horn, studied in Berlin with Ewald Koch and with the pianist of the Beaux Arts Trio, Menahem Pressler, in Banff. His cultural development was also influenced by György Kurtág.
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.