GMR Announces Apprentice Ensembles 2017/18

The Galway Music Residency (GMR) is delighted to announce its Apprentice Ensembles for the 2017/18 Apprentice Ensemble Programme.

Amoroso Quartet from Limerick and Galway-based Viola and Piano Duo Eilish Devine (viola) and Maja Elliott (piano), who were selected in term two of last season’s programme, will be joined by Cork-based baroque quartet Ensemble Dagda and Italian Cello and Piano Duo Davide Forti (cello) and Francesca De Nardi (piano).

The Apprentice Programme now in its 12th year is rooted in GMR’s commitment to community and education projects and provides advanced instrumental students and young professionals an opportunity to further their experience of ensemble playing. During their time on the programme, the four ensembles will be mentored and advised on a monthly basis by members of ConTempo Quartet, while exploring classical and contemporary repertoire. This programme is offered to the participants for free and aims to accelerate their learning as professional musicians or third level students.

Galway audiences will have an opportunity to hear our Apprentice Ensembles on Friday, 1 December at 7pm in the Emily Anderson Concert Hall, NUI Galway.

Find out more about our Education and Community Programmes here!

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