Sligo County Council is delighted to announce the return of Sligo International Chamber Music Festival in the wonderful settings of St Columba's Church Drumcliffe and The Model, Sligo. Alongside the Vogler Quartet, the Festival programme will include performances from some of the finest Irish and international musicians including Fionnuala Moynihan (piano), Vashti Hunter (cello), Finghan Collins (piano), Jonian Ilias Kadesha (violin), Dermot Dunne (accordion), Noam Greenberg (piano), Malachy Robinson (double bass) and actor Phelim Drew.
Once again, the Festival presents a rich palette of music spanning the classical, romantic, modern and contemporary periods featuring composers Bach, Haydn, Brahms, Schumann, Beethoven, Debussy, Rhona Clarke, Dvořák, Janacek and newly commissioned works by Irish composers Judith Ring, for Dermot Dunne, Deirdre Gribbin for Malachy Robinson and Benedict Schlepper-Connolly for Fionnuala Moynihan.
The Festival is delighted to have commissioned, in 2020, three new Irish works, from three Irish composers and for three Irish performers. Taking pride in the long-term policy of the Festival to support local composers, we are particularly grateful for the opportunity to champion Irish composers and musicians during the difficulties caused by the Covi-a9 pandemic. Indeed, whilst working closely with the Contemporary Music Centre, the Festival has commissioned fourteen new works since the inaugural festival in 2000.
Taking place this May Bank Holiday weekend from Saturday April 30th to Monday May 2nd 2022 Sligo International Chamber Music Festival continues to be one of Ireland's leading chamber music events.
As producers of the festival, Sligo County Council Arts Service acknowledges our association with key stakeholders since the festival was established in 2000: Vogler Quartet, Arts Council of Ireland, Contemporary Music Centre, RTE, Artscope Ltd, Drumcliffe Vestry & Drumcliffe Tea House, and our recent partner venue The Model, home of the Niland collection.