As part of its year- long 10th Birthday Celebrations, The Galway Music Residency is proud to announce a call for submissions! The residency is seeking a composer (Irish or Irish–based) to write a piece of music in celebration of a decade of music in Galway. The piece will be written for the current Galway Ensemble in Residence; ConTempo Quartet.

This call for submission is unique in that it also comes with a Composer in Residence posting, the first of its kind in the ten year history of the residency. As part of its on-going programme, The Galway Music Residency regularly hosts guest artists in Galway. Guests play an active role in the overall programme during their period in Galway and the Composer in Residence will do so with regular visits to the city, leading workshops and working closely with ConTempo towards the final work which will be premiered as part of the Residency’s first ever Music Festival in February 2013.

Bernard Kirk, Chairman of the Board said today, “We have, for a long time now been interested in developing the role of composition within The Galway Music Residency. The tenth birthday seemed the perfect opportunity to introduce this element to the programme and what better way than to commission a new work and appoint our very first Composer in Residence!”

The Galway Music Residency is the oldest residency programme in Ireland and the only one of its kind in existence in this country. It has for ten years now served the people of Galway and beyond with performances, master-classes, workshops and more. Con Tempo String Quartet from Romania have been at the heart of the residency from the early days. The 10th Birthday season is a year- long retrospective which will see special guest artists returning for concert events throughout the year to play highlights from the past decade and take part in a national tour to Dublin, Cork and Mayo and a three day Festival. The Galway Music Residency is a performance, education and community based programme based in Galway.

For a copy of the Call for Submission document please call Delia on 091586706 or email

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