06 Oct 2022

Applications for prestigious Offaly music award now open

 Applications for prestigious Offaly music award now open

Applications now open for Trench Award

Birr Festival of Music is now seeking applications from young singers and musicians who are pursuing a career in professional performance in the classical field.

Now in its eighth year, The Trench Award aims to assist a young singer or musician develop their professional career through further study at home or abroad. The bursary will be awarded to a student attending, or having been offered a confirmed place at, a University/ Music College or another accredited specialist music establishment undertaking classical music studies, either instrumental or vocal, in pursuit of a career in professional performance. 

Six finalists will be invited to perform a 15-minute programme at Birr Theatre & Arts Centre, Birr, Co. Offaly on Saturday 21 August 2021 when bursaries will be awarded by a prestigious selection panel.*  

Applicants must be from the general Midlands region and under 27 years on 1 January 2021. Application form and further information available from www.birrfestivalofmusic. com or by request from  

* All events during Birr Festival of Music will take place subject to Covid-19 Government Guidelines. This may result in some events being presented online or being rescheduled.


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