Flute p[layer, RIAM

Competitions

The following competitions are open to RIAM third level students: 

Prize: Up to €10,000  
Eligibility: RIAM students of Irish nationality 
Application deadline: 1 November 2019, 5.00 pm.

Competitors must perform a recital of 20 minutes, followed by an interview with the adjudicating panel. Applicants should bring 3 copies of their CV on the day of the competition. 

You can apply using the application form below. You must have your teacher's approval before making an application. 

Prize: The Gaiety Theatre awards two prizes of €2,500 each year – one to a singer and one to an instrumentalist [including non-Irish pianists but excluding Irish pianists].
Eligibility: Open to students attending the following RIAM courses:

  • Diploma in Music Teaching & Performance
  • Bachelor in Music Performance
  • Bachelor in Music Composition
  • Master in Music Performance.

Application deadline: 1 May 2020, 5.00 pm.

Students must also be attending the RIAM during the academic year that follows the award.

Entries are via teacher nomination, limited to one nomination per teacher. Applications should be sent to sineadheyenga@riam.ie. The application should include:

  • the student's musical Curriculum Vitae 
  • a copy of the teacher recommendation
  • a letter outlining what the student intends using the prize money for

The decision will be made on the basis of the written submission. Students will be required to assist in RIAM activities (concerts/masterclasses) in acknowledgement of this bursary.

 

First Prize: €600 and a solo performance with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
Colin Stavely Memorial Award: medal for the highest placed string player 
Application deadline: 1 November 2019, 
5.00 pm.
Eligibility: RIAM tertiary students
 

Competitors must present a concerto or major work for solo instrument/voice and orchestra. Up to four candidates will be selected by the panel to advance to the Final.  

Preliminary round (first semester): One movement  
Final (second semester): The complete concerto 

All contestants must perform with piano accompaniment and applicants must provide their own accompaniment.  

You can apply using the application form below. You must have your teacher's approval before making an application. 

Winner: €2000 Bursary and perpetual trophy
Finalists: Prizes of between €500 and €750
Most Promising Performer: €500 Prize
Best Performance of an Art Song sung in English: €300 Prize
Best Performance of an Art Song sung in Polish: €200 Prize

Application deadline: 1 November 2019, 
5.00 pm.
Eligibility: RIAM singing students

Competitors must perform a programme of 2 songs/arias in the first round, from which a final of four will be chosen. Finalists will perform a 20 minute programme. 

You can apply using the application form below. You must have your teacher's approval before making an application. 

Prize: €5,000 and a solo performance with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra. 
Eligibility: RIAM nominates 4 students annually to participate in the Irish Freemasons Young Musician of the Year Competition. 
Application deadline: 1 May 2020, 5.00 pm.

Applicants are required to play for 10 minutes. 

You can apply using the application form below. You must have your teacher's approval before making an application. 

Eligibililty: BMus instrumentalists in year 3 and 4 of the academic year in which the concerto takes place;  MMus instrumentalists in years 1 and 2 of the academic year in which the concerto takes place
Closing date for applications: November 1st, 5.00 pm.
Date of selection round: November 21st
Date of Final: TBC with RTENSO (likely – April/May 2020)

This competition selects four RIAM instrumentalists to perform a concerto of their choice with the RTENSO.

Requirements: All competitors are required to perform the entire concerto in the selection round, from which 4 performers will be chosen.

Please note that those students who must perform concerti for examination in the year they compete may elect to be examined in either the first round or the performance with orchestra.