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Promoting Irish Arts Worldwide

Classical:NEXT Exhibition Stand No. 11 15 – 18 May 2019 De Doelen, Rotterdam The Netherlands

JOIN US at the Culture Ireland stand (No. 11) for a reception to meet Showcase Artists Dublin Guitar Quartet and the entire Irish delegation at Classical NEXT at 5pm each evening on Thursday 16 and Friday 17 May


DUBLIN GUITAR QUARTET Thursday 16 May 22:15 – 22:45 VENUE: Jurriaanse Zaal (1st floor), de Doelen

Brian Bolger, guitar Pat Brunnock, guitar  Tomas O’Durcain, guitar  Chien Buggle, guitar 


Aheym Bryce Dessner arr. by Brian Bolger and Dublin Guitar Quartet   Book of Leaves  – Every Morning  – My Dear Companion  – Every Morning, Birds  Rachel Grimes arr. by Brian Bolger and Dublin Guitar Quartet  Saxophone Quartet Mvt. I Philip Glass arr. by Brian Bolger and Dublin Guitar Quartet  Changing of the Guard Nikita Koshkin 

DUBLIN GUITAR QUARTET Described as having “intricate detail and near orchestral pallet of sound backed up by hall filling power” by The Washington Post, the Dublin Guitar Quartet (DGQ) is the first classical guitar quartet entirely devoted to new music. Since its formation at the Dublin Conservatory of Music and Drama, the DGQ has worked to expand the limited repertoire by commissioning new works and adapting contemporary works from outside of the guitar repertoire. With the help of eight and eleven-string guitars the quartet has created an original catalogue of arrangements by composers such Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Arvo Pärt and Gyorgy Ligeti. The DGQ’s work has brought the attention of some of the world’s leading composers. Recent activity includes an album release on Philip Glass’s Orange Mountain Music label and a new 55-minute commission by New York’s Michael Gordon which premiered at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in 2016.

CONTACT David Middleton Manager Middleton Arts Management E T +1 401 5920320

Fergus Johnston | photo: Sacha Kraleva

ARTSADA Artsada is targeting opportunities for performances of music by composer Fergus Johnston. His Planxty for solo flute and electronics will receive performances in 2019 in the UK and Japan by flautist Emma Coulthard. His Sinfonia for double string quartet and live electronics will premiere at New Music Dublin in 2020.

CONTACT Fergus Johnston & Una Johnston, Directors E T +353 87 9617618 Twitter: @Artsada_Music

ASSOCIATION OF IRISH COMPOSERS The Association of Irish Composers represents contemporary music composers in Ireland and Northern Ireland. We seek to enhance the professional status of our members on national and international levels through four strands of activity: opportunity, discussion, promotion and advocacy. The AIC is the Irish section of the International Society for Contemporary Music. CONTACT Sebastian Adams Coordinator E T +353 87 9254121

Top photo: Jonathan Grimes Bottom photo: Frances Marshall

CONTEMPORARY MUSIC CENTRE IRELAND The Contemporary Music Centre is Ireland’s resource organisation for contemporary music, documenting, developing and promoting the landscape of new music from the island of Ireland at home and internationally. CMC houses the scores, recordings and related materials of composers from Ireland and facilitates opportunities for the performance of contemporary music from Ireland. CONTACT Evonne Ferguson Director E T + 353 1 6731922

HARD RAIN SOLOISTENSEMBLE Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble was founded in 2013 by the composer Greg Caffrey, who remains their Artistic Director. As the only contemporary music repertoire ensemble in Northern Ireland, it aims to provide innovative contemporary chamber music, and develop new audiences for this music. In addition to performance, the ensemble engages in specialist educational activities and workshops. CONTACT Greg Caffrey Artistic Director E T +44 7767 270918

Ensemble eX – Shipwrecked (early music from Spain, England and Ireland)

LUNDSTRÖM ARTS MANAGEMENT Lundström Arts Management is an international artists’ agency. Its mission is to offer a top quality service to all the artists on its roster, to the music industry and to the greater community in which these artists perform. Its vision is to become recognised and respected for the quality, professionalism and integrity of its service and the exciting, cutting edge artists and ensembles that it represents. Current artists include: Anakronos; Cassiopeia; Dulra; eX. CONTACT Karina Lundstrom Artists’ Manager E T +353 87 2426122

WALLED CITY MUSIC Walled City Music is the fastest growing promoter of classical, new music and choral activity in the North-west of Ireland. Established in 2009, the activity it supports includes a chamber music Festival (Walled City Music Festival) and the City of Derry International Choir Festival, which attracts more than 60 participating choirs a year and an audience if 15,000+ over its four days. supported by the arts council of northern ireland CONTACT Matthew Greenall Executive Director E T +44 7985 959428



Established in 1951, The Arts Council of Ireland is the national agency for funding, developing and promoting the arts in Ireland. The Council recognises that the arts have a central and distinctive contribution to make to our evolving society.

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland is the development and funding agency for the Arts in Northern Ireland. We distribute public money and National Lottery funds to develop and deliver a wide variety of arts projects, events and initiatives across Northern Ireland. That’s why we believe in placing “Art at the Heart” because we know that art makes a difference.

CONTACT Niall Doyle Head of Music & Opera E T +353 1 618 0200

CONTACT Ciaran Scullion Head of Music E T +44 28 9262 3555

CULTURE IRELAND Culture Ireland creates and supports opportunities for Irish artists and companies to present their work worldwide. Through a regular funding scheme, Culture Ireland supports the international presentation of work by Irish artists and companies. Applications are accepted from both participating artists and from international presenters. Culture Ireland also operates See Here, a scheme to support the inward travel to Ireland of international presenters, curators and promoters to see new Irish work available for touring.

CONTACT Ciarรกn Walsh Programme Manager Culture Ireland T: +353 1 631 3905 E: #cultureireland

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Ireland at Classical:NEXT 2019  

Details of the Irish delegation at the 2019 edition of Classical:NEXT, supported by Culture Ireland

Ireland at Classical:NEXT 2019  

Details of the Irish delegation at the 2019 edition of Classical:NEXT, supported by Culture Ireland