In 2013, West Cork Chamber Music Festival's Young Composers’ Bursaries will be extended in partnership with the Music Information Centre Austria, the Contemporary Music Centre Ireland, and Cork County Council to offer an opportunity to young composers from Austria and Ireland.
A cultural exchange between young Austrian and Irish composers will be facilitated in a composition workshop in Cork in February, hosted by leading Irish composer Deirdre Gribbin and the RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet. To mark the 240th anniversary of the birth of the great Irish harp music collector, Edward Bunting, the young Austrian and Irish composers will be invited to engage with the Bunting Collections as resource material for their new works. In June, four of the Irish and Austrian composers will be selected to attend the festival’s Composers Forum and the premieres of their works. The Austrian work will be premiered by the Bernadel Quartet (UK) on 30 June 2013.
Cork County Council Arts Office
West Cork Music, Contemporary Music Centre Ireland, CIT Cork School of Music, Music Information Centre Austria.
Photograph shows Deirdre Gribbin