Apprentice Ensemble Winter Recital
The Galway Music Residency (GMR) will host a very special event this Sunday 27th January at 3pm in the Emily Anderson Concert Hall at NUI Galway, presenting its current Apprentice Ensembles in concert.
The Apprentice Programme, now in its 13th year, offers frequent mentoring sessions with ConTempo Quartet and performing opportunities to emerging, talented performing groups. In addition, GMR is delighted to be partnering with Music for Galway in 2018/19 to deliver additional workshops to the Apprentice Ensembles with visiting national and international artists as part of Music for Galway’s International Concert Season.
This year, the ConTempo Quartet has been working with four exceptionally gifted groups based both locally and nationally. The Incantato String Quartet hail from DIT’s Conservatory of Music Drama and was formed under the mentorship of Keith Pascoe. Clarinet and Piano Duo, Dina Ryan and Aoife Moran, also study at DIT where they are currently completing the final year of their degree programme. The Euterpe Wind Quintet formed at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, where its members study across the Bachelor and Master programmes. Finally, the Voldemort String Quartet, originally formed in Coole Music School, are GMR’s first ever junior ensemble. Aged between 10 and 12 years, the four members of this quartet possess talent and determination well beyond their years. On Sunday 27th January, these four groups will showcase their musical prowess and the results of their work with ConTempo thus far.
A rare opportunity to see Ireland’s best up and coming musicians in concert, this event is suitable for general audiences as well as inspiring instrumentalists of all ages. Refreshments will be provided.
Supported by NUI Galway (Education Partner), The Arts Council, GMIT and Galway City and County Councils, admission to this family-friendly event is free, open to all and early arrival is recommended. For further information, visit www.thegalwaymusicresidency.ie.