10 May 2022

Ensemble Skills Summer Course: Applications open!

Galway Music Residency is hosting an Ensemble Skills Summer Course on 4-6 June 2022 in the O'Donoghue Centre at NUI Galway.

Aimed at young string players aged from 10 - 20 years, this three day non-residential course in Galway city is a fantastic opportunity to deepen your chamber music and ensemble skills, under the inspiring guidance of the ConTempo Quartet. Young violinists, violists and cellists can apply for the junior course (Grades 3-5) or the advanced course (Grade 6-8+). Ensembles will be formed during the course.

Places are limited. We will accommodate:

  • 16 junior participants: 8 violinists, 4 violas, 4 cellos
  • 16 senior participants: 8 violinists 4 violas 4 cellos

Participants will be chosen on a first come first served basis. Tuition is free but an administration fee of €25 per participant will apply.


  • Day 1 - Tackling the repertoire
  • Day 2 - Ensemble workshops and family performance
  • Day 3 - Feedback and individual one-on-one lessons with ConTempo Quartet

Participants must bring their own music stands, sheet music printed, a pencil, a sharpener, eraser and rosin. Participants will be asked to bring their own lunch, snacks and water. A light dinner will be provided on Day 2 before the family performance.

NOTE: The application form must be filled out by a parent or guardian if the applicant is under 18 years of age.


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