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NCH Creative Lab Finale

Date: Sunday 1st May 2022

Time: 2.00pm

Venue: The Studio, National Concert Hall

Tickets €FREE but ticketed

Read Programme Notes Here


Creative Lab Participants:
Aaliyah Lovett, Aleda Brady, Aoibhe Kettle, Chimene Ferreira, Cormac Tsang, Giovana Alice de Melo Brito, Piera Peruzzo, Rohan Harron, Róisín Crowley, & Ruby Moss

Creative Lab Artistic Directors: Emma O’Halloran & Amanda Feery

Creative Lab Mentors: Bushra El-Turk, Sophie Copper, Tonia Ko, Emma O’Halloran & Amanda Feery

NCH Creative Lab, supported by The Community Foundation for Ireland/ RTÉ Toy Show Appeal and Accenture, in partnership with New Music Dublin, is a programme for young people from traditionally underrepresented groups who are passionate about music. The composition programme consisted of one-on-one tuition, mentorship, and professional development over six months.

This afternoon you will have the unique opportunity to hear the end results of all the hard work of the participants and their mentors over the course of the programme.

Why did the NCH start this programme? 
Conversations about diversity in classical music have been happening for many years, and while some progress has been made, there is still a long way to go. Composers of traditionally underrepresented groups, for example, Black, Asian, the Minceir/Traveller and Roma Communities, other Minority Ethnic Communities within the island of Ireland, as well as women, transgender, non-binary, and gender nonconforming people, continue to make up an overly small percentage of professional composers who are regularly commissioned, performed, and championed. To address and highlight this imbalance, the National Concert Hall is launching a Creative Lab to provide young composers (ages 12-18) from traditionally underrepresented groups with a year of one-on-one tuition, mentorship, professional development, performance opportunities, and high-quality recordings of their work.

For more information on this programme and the mentors please visit here


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