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Bursaries & Awards

Alex Dowling & Amanda Feery
Bursaries & Awards

Bursaries And Awards

Bernadette Greevy Bursary

Each year, The National Concert Hall invites singers to apply for the Bernadette Greevy Bursary. One singer per year will be awarded the bursary of €5,000 by The National Concert Hall, in honour of Irish mezzo-soprano Dr Bernadette Greevy.  The winner of the Bernadette Greevy Bursary will give a recital at The National Concert Hall at the end of the following year, featuring a new Irish piece commissioned for the occasion by The National Concert Hall.  
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Jerome Hynes Composers’ Competition

The National Concert Hall is delighted to announce Irish composers Alex Dowling (from Co. Dublin) and Amanda Ferry (from Co. Offaly) as joint winners of the Jerome Hynes Young Composers’ Competition 2013, awarded by the National Concert Hall.

As well as sharing a cash prize of €2,500, each composer will have a new composition for chamber ensemble premièred by the RTÉ ConTempo Quartet and Paul Roe (clarinet) on Friday 7th March at 6pm as part of the New Music Dublin Festival at the National Concert Hall.

Simon Taylor, Chief Executive of the National Concert Hall, comments, ‘It has been a privilege to host the Jerome Hynes Young Composers’ Competition once again. We are delighted to be announcing not one, but two winners of this competition, which is testament to the talent and standard of composition amongst this year’s entrants. Endorsing and encouraging young composers is an important part of the remit of the National Concert Hall. This competition offers an important platform for aspiring composers throughout Ireland.’

This year’s award was judged anonymously by clarinettist Paul Roe and composer Donnacha Dennehy, curator of this year’s New Music Dublin festival.

Young Musicians’ Award

The Young Musicians Award at The National Concert Hall supports the development of talented young musicians in Ireland. This biannual award provides bursaries for young musicians up to a total of €10,000 which may be used toward tuition, instrument upgrade, travel or other costs faced by student musicians as they develop their potential.