ChamberFest Dublin 2022


ChamberFest Dublin

Founded in 2019 by the RIAM’s Head of Strings and Chamber Music, Sarah Sew, ChamberFest Dublin is rooted in the RIAM’s aim to provide high-quality and meaningful performance experiences for students.


Taking place from Monday 24 to Friday 29 April, this ambitious and student-led festival will be centred in the newly redeveloped RIAM campus on Westland Row, with events in the new Stephen Vernon Studio and recently restored Georgian Organ Room.

The collaboratively programmed festival showcases the passion for chamber music within RIAM's students and faculty, with repertoire chosen by the groups themselves and curated into themed concerts by Head of Chamber Music, Sarah Sew. Student involvement and self-leadership is at the heart of ChamberFest. From the formation of groups and repertoire choice to organisation, production and marketing, students are involved and mentored at every stage. 

Founded in 2019 by the RIAM's Head of Strings and Chamber Music, Sarah Sew, ChamberFest Dublin is rooted in the RIAM's aim to provide full-time students with high-quality and meaningful performance experiences. Speaking about the accessible nature of chamber music, Sew said “Within ChamberFest Dublin, there is something for everybody – whether you are a chamber music connoisseur, a music enthusiast, or have no prior experience of classical music, there is something for you. Music written for small groups to be performed in a "chamber" has, by nature, an intimacy and ChamberFest Dublin aims to demystify the strict conventions of classical music, breaking down the barriers between performer and audience.

This year’s programme includes everything from baroque to new music, checking in with the masters of chamber music and composers of film music along the way, presented in groups varying in size from duo to septet.

Tickets for all concerts are €5 from

2023 Programme