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Sligo International Chamber Music Festival

Taking place in St Columba’s Church Drumcliffe and The Model Sligo over the May bank holiday weekend, Sligo International Chamber Music Festival is 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.


Live Programme Notes

This year's Festival is delighted to announce a new departure with the introduction of LIVE PROGRAMME NOTES. Well known presenter and music critic, Michael Dungan, will deliver an introduction to each work as part of the concerts in Drumcliffe Church.
Originally from Montreal, Michael Dungan is a secondary-school teacher of English, music and RE in Hartstown in Dublin. He is a former fulltime music critic, columnist and broadcaster, writing variously for The Irish Times, The Sunday Times, The Irish Examiner and The Evening Herald, and presenting music programmes on RTÉ radio. He studied in Trinity College Dublin, in Hungary at the International Kodály Institute of the Liszt Academy, and at the University of London and NUI Maynooth. He is married to the conductor Bernie Sherlock.

The Vogler Quartet

Ensemble in Residence - String Quartet

Special Guests 2018

Christiane Oelze


Jonathan Ware


Christoper Ellis


Erlendis Quartet

Guitar Quartet

Katherine Hunka



Piano Duo

Dermot Dunne


Tuned In!

Music Generation Sligo Masterclass
& Performance Programme @ The Model, Sligo

Tuned In! Sligo International Chamber Music Festival Youth Programme is a short intensive chamber music experience, curated by Professor James Cavanagh for young musicians and their tutors, combining masterclasses, performances and attendance at Festival concerts.

This is an opportunity for young string players to develop ensemble playing within the classical genre, engaging with high level artists in the nurturing environment of the Festival. The weekend also brings young musicians into the audience to experience live performances of an international standard at one of Ireland's leading chamber music events.

Masterclasses will be led by members of the Vogler Quartet and other festival performers. Ensemble activities will be directed by Professor James Cavanagh, curator. We invite string players, age 13+, grade 5 or above.

Please complete this form before Friday 23rd February 2018. Please note submission of this form does not guarantee a place on the weekend.

Expression of Interest
Application Form

Tuned In! is funded by Music Generation National Projects, in association with Music Generation Sligo.