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. 

Applications for this year's programme are now open to voice and piano duos, vocal chamber music ensembles and instrumental chamber music ensembles comprising of up to four performers. Participants must be 18 years of age or older. 

Selected ensembles will be invited for a masterclass residency with Boyne Music Festival Artists at Townley Hall from Saturday, July 29th to Sunday, July 30th. Tutors this summer include violinist Rita Manning, soprano Layla Claire, baritone John Chest and pianist Deirdre Brenner. Each ensemble will receive two hour-long song and/or 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 6th in a programme featuring all BMF Young Artists. They will also receive festival passes making it possible to attend all festival events.

2016 BMF Young Artists

If you would like to apply for the 2017 Boyne Music Festival Young Artist Programme, please complete the application below and send it  with all required supporting material by email to by June 1st.

2017 BMF Young Artist Programme Application Form - PDF

2017 BMF Young Artist Programme Application Form - Word


Thinking of applying?

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


Video by Philip Denvir