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OUR EDUCATION PROGRAMME
AN AMAZING OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUNG STRING PLAYERS
OUR EDUCATION PROGRAMME
AN AMAZING OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUNG STRING PLAYERS

We are absolutely thrilled to be able to invite talented young string players, based in Ireland to be part of an exciting opportunity to perform as part of a string orchestra, in a concert playing alongside some of Ireland’s notable professional musicians, including Mia Cooper, concert master of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and players from the ensemble Musici Ireland.

The event offers young string players the experience of working side by side with professionals in an authentic rehearsal/performance environment. Composer Liam Bates will be conducting the concert, which takes place in Wexford on Sunday 28th June, 2020 at 3pm. Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, we obviously have to take it one day at a time with the concert date, but please be assured that this concert WILL happen once the current situation is resolved.

The programme will include Griegs’ Holberg Suite and Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis.

How to apply

To apply you must be 21 or under and should have a minimum of grade 7 or equivalent. You must be available the weekend of 27-28th June 2020. Applicants are asked to make a video of themselves playing one short piece of their own choice and 2 excerpts, the first from Griegs’ Holberg Suite and the second from the Vaughan Williams. Studio recordings are not necessary. You can email the videos to info@musici.ie (We recommend using wetransfer.com for any files that are too big too email. Please make sure everything is clearly labelled).

The videos will be submitted to a panel of judges who will make a decision on successful candidates. Applications must be submitted by 20th April and we will inform you by email either way by 8th May 2020.

The Panel are: 
Mia Cooper, Beth McNinch, Liam Bates, Adrian Mantu and Dominic Dudley. You can read about them on our Meet the Musicians page.

Complete and submit our application form

Your video application must be submitted via email to info@musici.ie by no later than 5pm on Monday 20th April 2020. Please complete and submit the application form below and separately email your video recording or link. Videos should be clearly labelled with your name, and we request that you announce your name and instrument at the beginning of your video recording.




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This event is kindly sponsored by Music For Wexford and Wexford County Council, which means there will be no fees attached. However, successful applicants will need to provide their own accommodation and travel arrangements.