These master classes offers unprecedented access for Irish music students to some of the best musicians in the world by linking with the International Concert Series, the National Concert Hall’s flagship performance series. Selected master classes and other educational activities from each of the strands of the International Concert Series provide our students with the opportunity to work with the best orchestras, choirs, singers, pianists and other instrumentalists.
Violin Master Class with Maxim Vengerov
Saturday 8th April, 11.00am
Universally hailed as one of the world’s finest musicians, and often referred to as the greatest living string player in the world today, Grammy award winner Maxim Vengerov enjoys international acclaim as a virtuoso violinist and is one of the most in-demand soloists in all of classical music.
It is our great pleasure to welcome him back to the National Concert Hall to give this master class to four up and coming young violin players.
Observer Ticket: €5
Participant Fee: €50
The Tenebrae Effect
Wednesday, 10th May, 11.30am
Join Tenebrae for an engaging and informative choral workshop, led by Artistic Director, Nigel Short. Tenebrae's inspirational workshop method, The Tenebrae Effect, provides an insight into the elements that make Tenebrae’s sound and interpretation to music so unique. Workshop participants are instilled with skills essential to a Tenebrae performance through sessions designed to challenge and advance every participant.
The workshop will focus on Rachmaninoff’s Bogorditse Devo and Vzbrannoy voyevode. Participants will be encouraged to prepare music in advance of the workshop.
In addition to this; the participants will have the chance to perform alongside Tenebrae in rehearsal. It makes for an inspiring day for any singer and adds an important educational element to any festival or school programme.
The Tenebrae Effect is designed to challenge and advance every participant. Workshop sessions can be applied to singers and choirs of any ability, but most value is brought to performers with prior experience in choral singing who wish to improve within smaller, focused groups.
11:30-13:30 Workshop: The Tenebrae Effect – with Nigel Short and four members of Tenebrae.
14:45-15:45 Rehearsal with full Tenebrae choir – workshop participants are invited to sing first piece with Tenebrae and observe the rest of the rehearsal.
We advise that most value is brought to performers with prior experience in choral singing who wish to improve within smaller, focused groups. To obtain the most from the afternoon, participants should either be very familiar with the scores or be comfortable sight readers. Scores will be provided by Tenebrae on the day.