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33 Musicians – 8 counties 33 young musicians from 8 counties will be performing in Tuned In, a youth chamber music experience curated by Professor James Cavanagh (RIAM), over the May Bank Holiday Weekend. Music Generation students from Laois, Louth, Offaly, Westmeath and Carlow will join forces with Music Generation Sligo students for a marathon weekend of music and music-making. Students from DIT Conservatory of Music and Donegal Music Education Partnership will also be represented. All of these talented, young musicians will take part in a series of masterclasses with world class musicians performing at the Sligo International Chamber Music Festival and will attend festival concerts throughout the festival weekend. Music Generation Sligo Co-ordinator Rhona McGrath is very excited about the weekend and when we spoke to her today this is what she had to say “Music Generation Sligo is very pleased to host this gathering of young musicians with an interest in developing their chamber music performance. Tuned In is also a great opportunity for young people and their tutors from around the country to perform together and to experience high standards of programming and performance at Sligo International Chamber Music Festival. We are grateful to the support of […]
Tuned In @ Sligo International Chamber Music Festival May 4-7 2018 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 and performances. “The holistic experience of music that the weekend offered was quite incredible.  Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to be part of it.” – 2017 participant   This is a great opportunity for young string players to develop ensemble playing within the classical genre and to engage 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. All Ensemble activities will be directed by Professor James Cavanagh, curator. Tuned In invites string players, age 13+, grade 5 or above. Following an intensive weekend of learning these talented young string players will perform a selection of classics on Sunday May 6th@ 5pm in The Model, Sligo. See for further information and […]
Sligo International Chamber Music Festival May 4-7 2018 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 internationally acclaimed ensemble – in- residence, the Vogler Quartet. This year sees an exciting line up of international guest artists with leading soprano Christiane Oelze, the internationally acclaimed Silver-Garburg Piano Duo and the return of festival guests Dermot Dunne (accordion) and rising star cellist Christopher Ellis. The festival is delighted to welcome to Sligo International Chamber Music Festival violinist Katherine Hunka, pianist Jonathan Ware and for the first time a guitar quartet, the Erlendis Quartet. Following the success of the Tuned In youth programme last year, the festival continues to collaborate with key partners Music Generation Sligo and Sligo County Council to present Tuned In. This unique and innovative youth programme is curated by Professor James Cavanagh from the Royal Irish Academy of Music. Notes for Editors   Sligo […]
This May bank holiday weekend will see the return of Tuned In!, a Music Generation Sligo Masterclass and  Performance Programme at The Model, in partnership with Sligo International Chamber Music Festival.
We are delighted to announce a world premiere performance at Midday on May Day 2017. Gerald Barry’s Midday, for two string quartets, was written in response to a co-commission by RTÉ and Sligo County Council and will be performed by The Vogler Quartet and RTÉ Contempo Quartet.