Spend One Year Fine-Tuning Musical Skills with ConTempo Quartet

28 March 2014

The Galway Music Residency is calling musicians interested in becoming its Apprentice Ensemble 2014 to submit applications for the new season! Now in its 8th year, the apprentice ensemble programme offers a group of musicians dedicated tuition time with the world renowned Galway Ensemble in Residence: ConTempo Quartet

Over the past eight years The Galway Music Residency has hosted all types of ensembles – as part of this apprentice programme – everything from a ‘Cello Duo, Piano Quartet and String Trio to a Saxophone Quartet! Each of these ensembles was provided with practice space and resources to further their instrumental proficiency both as individual players and within ensemble playing. They were mentored, tutored and advised on a monthly basis by the residence ensemble, ConTempo Quartet and also provided with a performance opportunity as part of The Galway Music Residency programme.  

The prestigious position of Apprentice Ensemble will take place from April 2014 to March 2015. The position is offered to established ensembles (Irish and International) wanting to further enrich their experience of ensemble playing and may also suit established musicians or teachers coming together as an ensemble for the first time. 

Closing date for the Apprentice Ensemble Scheme is 11th April 2014 with auditions happening in Galway the following week. The Application form is available on the website at www.thegalwaymusicresidency.ie or by email.  For further information call + 353 91 586706 or send an email to info@thegalwaymusicresidency.ie

The Galway Music Residency delivers a year round performance, education and community based programme of events which includes visits by resident artists to local schools and universities. The Galway Music Residency is supported by The Arts Council, National University of Ireland, Galway, Galway University Foundation, Bank of Ireland, Galway City and County Councils and Friends of The Galway Music Residency.