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Sligo International Chamber Music Festival 2019

Join us this May Bank Holiday Weekend to celebrate the 20th Sligo International Chamber Music Festival. We are delighted to announce a very ambitious programme and the return of a large number of festival favourites - both musicians and music. Thank you to the Vogler Quartet for being the festival anchor over the past twenty years, both as programmers and performers. Box Office Opens 1st March 2019.

The Vogler Quartet will be joined by some names from the past

Bruno Schneider (French horn), Dermot Dunne (accordion), Malachy Robinson (double bass), David Orlowski (clarinet), Eugene Mursky (piano), Michael McHale (piano) and The Grieg Piano Trio.

Some new names to perform include

Sharon Carty (mezzo-soprano), Vashti Hunter (cello) and Henrik Rabien (bassoon).

Premiere of Nick Roth's Second Quintet for String Quartet & Accordion

Commissioned by Sligo International Chamber Music Festival. Funded by Sligo County Council's Creative Ireland Programme

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The Vogler Quartet

Ensemble in Residence - String Quartet

Special Guests 2019

Grieg Trio (Norway)

Sølve Sigerland (violin) • Ellen Margrete Flesjø (cello) • Vebjørn Anvik (piano)

Eugène Mursky (Ukraine)


David Orlowsky (Germany)


Michael McHale (Ireland)


Dermot Dunne (Ireland)


Sharon Carty (Ireland)

Mezzo Soprano

Vashti Hunter (UK)


Malachy Robinson (Ireland)

Double Bass

Bruno Schneider (Switzerland)

French Horn

Henrik Rabien (Germany)


Nick Roth (IRL/UK)


Tuned In!

Music Generation Sligo Masterclass
& Performance Programme

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 the Grieg Trio. 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 22nd February 2019. Please note submission of this form does not guarantee a place on the weekend.

Expression of Interest
Application Form

Tuned In! is funded by the Music Generation/Arts Council Partnership, in association with Music Generation Sligo.