Young Artists


Boyne Music Festival Young Artists Programme

The Boyne Music Festival is committed to supporting young musicians in Ireland. Each summer it offers young chamber ensembles the opportunity to participate in the BMF Young Artists Programme. Selected Young Artists engage in a weekend of intensive masterclasses with Boyne Music Festival artists and are presented in an afternoon concert during the festival weekend. 

The organisers are delighted to invite young chamber ensembles to apply for participation in the 2018 Boyne Music Festival Young Artist Programme. Applications are welcome from string and piano chamber ensembles comprising of up to five performers. Applicants must be 18 years or older. 

Selected ensembles will be invited for a masterclass residency with Boyne Music Festival Artists at Townley Hall in Drogheda from Saturday, July 28th to Sunday, July 29th. Brodsky Quartet violist Paul Cassidy and cellist Jacqueline Thomas will tutor selected ensembles. Each ensemble will receive two hour-long chamber music coaching sessions per day and all food and accommodation over the weekend will be provided.

Additionally, each ensemble will have the opportunity to perform at the festival on Sunday, August 5th in a programme featuring all BMF Young Artists. Participants will receive weekend festival passes offering admittance to all other BMF events. 

Application Deadline: June 21, 2018

2017 BMF Young Artists


Thinking of applying?

Watch this video to see what past participants have to say about their experience at the BMF. 


Video by Philip Denvir