Summer Academy

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Summer Academy

National Concert Hall International Master Course

Press Release, National Concert Hall of Ireland:
"The NCH is delighted to announce the return of its in-person International Master Course from 2nd - 7th August 2022. This intensive summer school offers Irish and international musicians the opportunity to partake in a series of masterclasses and seminars by world-renowned musicians. The IMC strives to build confidence in students and promote participation in chamber music.

Over five days participants will receive one-on-one master classes, chamber music coaching with new ensembles and performance opportunities. On Wednesday evening the faculty will give a recital at 8pm in the John Field Room including Schubert's Piano Trio “Notturno” in E flat major D. 897, Kodály’s Duo for Violin and Cello Op. 7 and Shostakovich’s Piano Quintet in G minor Op. 57. The course will come to a close with two concerts featuring students and faculty on Sunday 7th August. Building on the 2021 online course, the 2022 course will also include elements of Irish Traditional music.

The International Master Course is led by two of Ireland’s foremost musicians, Artistic Directors Gwendolyn Masin (violin) and Finghin Collins (piano). This year’s faculty of musicians comprises Romanian violinist Mihaela Martin who has collaborated with musical giants from Harnoncourt to Argerich, Masur to Menuhin, acclaimed violist Lars Anders Tomter who has performed with many of the world’s finest orchestras and conductors and lauded Swedish solo cellist Frans Helmerson who has vast teaching experience at conservatories in Cologne, Madrid, Berlin and Kronberg.

Collectively they are all highly regarded soloists and chamber musicians who have performed in some of the world’s most illustrious concert halls and festivals with renowned conductors and ensembles. The wealth of their combined experience is outstanding, providing a unique and rare opportunity for aspiring musicians to learn from.

How can you apply to participate in this year’s International Master Course?  

Deadline: 5pm, 4th May 2022(GMT +1)  
Please note you will need to include a link to a recent recording as part of the application process.  

Who Can Apply?

Any player over the age of 18 who has already reach a high standard of playing (ie  Grade 8 / Diploma as a minimum) and has an interest in chamber  music .

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