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Royal Irish Academy Of Music

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Royal Irish Academy Of Music

36-38 Westland Row,
Dublin 2.

Tel +353 1 6764412

Fax +353 1 6622798


Web: www.riam.ie

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Royal Irish Academy Of Music …

The Royal Irish Academy of Music is a home of musical excellence and dynamism, a place of teaching and learning which consistently achieves its objective of transmitting and maintaining the highest standards of performance and appreciation in all musical disciplines. Founded in 1848 the Academy is Ireland’s oldest musical institution.

Events at Royal Irish Academy Of Music …

Sunday 26th February ... Regional Wind Festival ~ Courses

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This event is open to brass, wind and percussion based ensembles, with more than 5 performers.  Ensembles should prepare appropriate repertoire, not exceeding 5 minutes performing time.  All participating ensembles will receive informal and constructive feedback immediately after performance.

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  • Ensembles/performers will avail of tuition and masterclasses with RIAM specialists in wind, brass, percussion and ensemble direction.  Music stands and large general percussion shall be provided on the day.  Fee of €10 per performer in the festival.  Massed band repertoire provided on the day.  All participants and additional staff/parents must confirm their attendance prior to the day of the Festival.

    Festival Content

    • Open analysis and advice for prepared repertoire, with technical feedback.
    • Instrument demo's by Festival tutors
    • Massed band workshop advice including posture, breathing, preparation, & performance

    Groups/ensembles interested in taking part should forward their enquiry to:
    EMAIL : brendanbreslin@riam.ie
    PHONE : 0860519970


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Monday 27th February ... Guitar Masterclass with Xuefei Yang ~ Guitar Masterclass

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Hailed as a musical pioneer, guitarist Xuefei Yang returns for a further fascinating performance masterclass for guitarists of the Academy.
Masterclass Times - 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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Wednesday 1st March ... French Duo Masterclass with Iain Burnside ~ Workshop

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Acknowledged as one of the world's leading accompanists, Iain Burnside is equally in demand as a teacher working with some of the world's finest talents, both current and emerging. Burnside also works on the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and at the National Opera Studio. On his first visit to the RIAM this year Lieder is at the heart of his work with some of the Academy's brightest voice and piano duos. Masterclass Times - 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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Friday 3rd - Friday 24th March ... 11:11 Concerts ~ Concert

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Following a successful inaugural series last year, the RIAM's popular 11:11 concerts return this January. Once again the 11 Friday coffee morning concerts at 11.00 am will take place in the intimate setting of the Academy's Organ Room.  A chance for audiences to savour some of Ireland's finest emerging talents - the musical stars of tomorrow, with the special added blend of guest appearances by RIAM staff and alumni. Friday mornings have never tasted so good!
Admission €5 including coffee/tea and tasty-size treats

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Friday 3rd March ... RIAM Chorale with soloists from Chamber Choir Ireland ~ Concert

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RIAM Chorale with soloists from
Chamber Choir Ireland
Blánaid Murphy, conductor
Programme includes performance of Tarik O'Regan's The Ecstasies Above. One of the leading British composers of his generation, writing "music of startling beauty" (The Observer), Tarik O'Regan pays his first visit to the RIAM this February. Acknowledged as a significant voice in the world of choral music, he will work publically and privately with students of the institution on their own miniature works for this much-loved genre with members of Chamber Choir Ireland. This immersive two-day visit culminates today in a public performance of these new student works performed alongside O'Regan's exquisitely radiant The Ecstasies Above. O'Regan's visit to the RIAM is in collaboration with Chamber Choir Ireland and their tour and Irish premiere of O'Regan's A Letter of Rights with the Irish Chamber Orchestra.  Funded by the Arts Council Touring & Dissemination of Work Scheme, performances will take place in Belfast, Limerick and Dublin on 23/25/26 February 2017. Presented in collaboration with Chamber Choir Ireland

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Friday 3rd March ... RIAM Podium with Andrew Mogrelia ~ Concert - Samuel Beckett Theatre

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RIAM Philharmonia - Andrew Mogrelia, conductor
Rossini: Overture L'Italiana in Algeri
Ravel: Mother Goose Suite
Mendelssohn: Symphony No 1 in C minor. op 11
Formerly Conductor-in-Residence at Birmingham Conservatoire and Music Director of the Orchestra at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he established a major programme of orchestral concerts, Andrew Mogrelia yields the baton on the occasion of the RIAM Philarmonia's second performance this season. Mendelssohn's Symphony No 1, the product of a precocious young man's creation, Ravel's charming Mother Goose Suite and Rossini's sparkling overture to his opera. L'Italiana in Algeri are the musical treats that audiences can look forward to hearing this vibrant orchestra perform at the Samuel Beckett Theatre on March 3rd.


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Sunday 5th March ... Leaving Certificate Music Technology ~ Courses

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In this one day course, Kim Fallen Bailey will cover all aspects of approaching the Music Technology Module for Leaving certificate Music. She will take participants through each stage of the question as well as giving tips on useful techniques and the markings scheme involved.

Course Times - 10:00am to 1pm and 2:00pm to 5:00pm]


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Sunday 5th March ... Doctors at The Hugh Lane ~ Concert

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NOTE:  This concert is part of the Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane Sunday @ Noon Series.  Admission free and on a first come first served basis. Since its foundation in 2006, the RIAM's Doctor in Music Performance degree has seen some of Ireland's most succesful professional musicians complete the programme. The current and past student body includes international prizewinners, musicians with emerging international careers and performers whose scholarship informs their artistic practice. As part of its popular Sunday's @ Noon series, the Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane presents a five-concert series highlighting the musicians associated with this elite performance programme at the Academy. 


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Tuesday 7th March ... Maura Dowdall Award ~ Competition

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Students of the RIAM compete for a coveted performance opportunity - a concerto appearance with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, the Maura Dowdall Prize of €600 and the Colin Stavely Prize for Strings.

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Saturday 11th March ... Junior String Quartet Project with the RTÉ Contempo Quartet ~ Masterclass

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The captivating RTÉ Contempo Quartet returns to work with talented young string quartets following a further period of coaching by these dynamic musicians and other experts from the string world.
Presented in association with RTÉ Orchestras, Quartet and Choirs.
Session Times - 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

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Sunday 12th March - Sunday 2nd April ... Lifting the Lid: Exploring the Senior Grades Exam Repertoire ~ Workshop

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2nd April 2017: Sligo
In these afternoon workshops, Thérèse Fahy, Professor of Piano at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, will explore the piano syllabus from Grade 6 to Senior Certificate. Thérèse will examine challenges of repertoire choice, technique and understanding of style. In the second half of the workshop, Thérèse will open the floor to questions and lively discussion with the audience.  Teachers are also welcome to bring their students so that Thérèse can help with specific areas.

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Riam Sax

Riam Double Bass

Riam French Horn

Riam Piano Keys

Riam Poster

Riam Wall Posters