Early Music @RIAM 2018/19

August 272018

In the 2017/18 season, the Early Music Department has performed in six 11:11 concerts, two Podium concerts, two concerts in the lunchtime series at St. Ann’s Dawson Street, the RDS Rising Stars Concert, the Opera Briefs, and even the West Cork Chamber Music Festival.

And we have lots more coming up soon…

8th September: RIAM harpsichordist Simon Stroughair plays an Early Bird Cushion Concert in the Music in Monkstown Festival, Knox Hall, Monkstown, 6:30pm.

Bach's Coffee Cantata2th October: RIAM Baroque Ensemble have been invited to perform at East Cork Early Music Festival, revisiting Bach’s Coffee Cantata on 14th December.

December 2018 will also see an exciting Podium project directed by Claire Duff, which will culminate in a short residency and concert in the amazingly historic surroundings of Russborough House.

For anybody with an interest in learning more about early music and historical performance, the Early Music Room is a good place to stop by. Chamber music throughout the year is co-ordinated by David Adams, slots are available to work with Claire and Aoife on baroque solo or chamber repertoire.

The period instruments; violins, violas, cellos and bows which belong to the Academy and the IBO are available to use inside the Academy. If you would like to try a Baroque instrument or Baroque bow contact David Adams.

Here’s to another great year of music-making!

RIAM Early Music Department
David Adams, Head of Department and lecturer in harpsichord/organ, Claire Duff, lecturer in baroque violin and Aoife Nic Athlaoich, lecturer in baroque cello.