November 2016: Anneleen Lenearts & Dionysis Grammenos

22 November 2016

As part of their tour, Anneleen and Dionysis facilitated seven Learning and Participation activities, in Dublin, Castlebar, Portlaoise and Athenry.

Ahead of the first concert of the tour, Anneleen held a masterclass at DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama. Five DIT students participated in the class, with staff, students and external musicians observing.

Anneleen attended the Athenry School of Music on Friday 11th November to hold two workshops with students of Úna Ní Fhlannagáin. The students travelled to the Station House Theatre in Clifden the next day to see Anneleen in concert with Dionysis Grammenos.

In advance of their concert in Portlaoise, Anneleen and Dionysis held group classes with harp students of Music Generation Laois and clarinet students of Laois School of Music .

On the final day of the tour, Dionysis held a masterclass with students of the Mayo Youth Orchestra at the Linenhall Arts Centre.


Participant Feedback

"The masterclass with Anneleen Lenaerts was an incredible harping experience. It was very informative and inspiring, with a warm and helpful atmosphere."

"Our masterclass was extremely informative and helpful, in a warm and friendly environment."

"Dionysis is a talented and humble professional. Generous to share his knowledge of how to play the clarinet."

"Great experience, learning amazing techniques from a professional."


Project Partner Feedback

"The masterclass will have resonance to all who attended for some time." Dr Clíona Doris, DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama

"Anneleen Lenaerts is that rare being who is a world-class musicians, plus a wonderful communicator and engaging educator. We are so privileged to have gotten to learn from her and see her in concert, and we are so grateful to Music Network for giving us this opportunity!" Úna Ní Fhlannagáin, Athenry School of Music

"The Music Network tour of Anneleen Lenaerts and Dionysis Grammenos provided young musicians in Laois with the opportunity to engage with world class, exceptional classical musicians. These experiences are invaluable in expanding audiences and the holistic development of young musicians." Rosa Flannery, Music Generation Laois