GMR says goodbye to its Apprentice Ensembles 17/18

On 17th June in the Emily Anderson Concert Hall, NUI Galway we said a final farewell to our 2017/18 Apprentice Ensembles. Following a year of hard work with ConTempo, the ensembles performed a beautiful recital for a very appreciative audience.

The Apprentice Programme, now in its 12th year, offers frequent mentoring sessions with ConTempo Quartet and performing opportunities to emerging, talented performing groups. This year, the ConTempo Quartet has been working with the Amoroso String Quartet and Cello and Piano duo, Davide Forti and Francesca De Nardi.

Last week, the apprentice ensembles showcased the results of their work with ConTempo and their dedication to the programme. Amoroso performed Beethoven’s String Quartet in D Major Op 18. No. 3, while Davide and Francesca presented Prokofiev’s Sonata in C Major Op. 119 for cello and piano. While we were sad to see them go, we know there are exciting things ahead for them and wish them all the best.

Our Apprentice Ensembles for 2018/19 will begin work in September. Read more about them here.

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