IYBO 2021

Irish Youth Baroque Orchestra | Two Courses in 2021

We are delighted to be able to announce the details of two Irish Youth Baroque Orchestra courses that will take place in 2021.

  • IYBO Online 2021 | 6 – 8 April 2021 | An introduction to historically informed performance practice with instrumental workshops presented by the Irish Baroque Orchestra & the Irish Association of Youth Orchestras | Places are available to musicians of any instrument who have an interest.
  • IYBO Summer Course | 19 – 24 July 2021 | This course will be a performance course held in Dublin with a maximum of 15 players to ensure compliance with potential COVID-19 restrictions. We will only proceed with an in-person course if it is absolutely safe to do so.

Applications for the Irish Youth Baroque Orchestra are now closed. However, we may still have vacancies for certain instruments.

If you are interested, please send an email to info@iayo.ie.

 

Summer Course | 19 – 24 July 2021

 

The Irish Youth Baroque Orchestra is aimed at advanced instrumental students between the ages of 18 and 24 with an interest in historically informed performance practice. (Exceptional players outside of the age range will be considered.)

Due to potential restrictions around COVID-19, places will be strictly limited for the summer course. We will only proceed with an in-person course if it is absolutely safe to do so.

The orchestra will consist of 15 players, including Artistic Director Claire Duff (Leader of the Irish Baroque Orchestra).

The orchestra will comprise 4 first violins, 3 second violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos, 1 double bass, 2 oboes, and harpsichord / continuo. Unfortunately, there will be no flutes or recorders this year due to potential COVID-19 restrictions.

Note: Due to a previous IYBO initiative, the two places for oboists have been filled for the 2021 IYBO Summer Course. However, if you are interested in baroque oboe, we would love to hear from you for future projects so please sign up to the IYBO Online Course in April 2021.

It is hoped for all participants to perform on period instruments provided by the IBO, IAYO and other partners if possible. Please see the sample timetable for the course below.

There will be a fee of €200 for participating in the course.

Closing date for applications is Friday, 26 February 2021.

Your application must be accompanied by video audition (summer course only). You can learn more about the application and video audition details at http://www.iybo.iayo.ie/application/. Please read these guidelines thoroughly before applying.

Please note: If you wish to apply for the summer course and have not previously taken part in any Irish Youth Baroque Orchestra activities, it is strongly advised that you participate in the IYBO Online 2021 course from 6 – 8 April 2021. See further details below.

You can learn more about the Artistic Staff for the course at http://www.iybo.iayo.ie/artistic-staff/.

Applications for the Irish Youth Baroque Orchestra are now closed. However, we may still have vacancies for certain instruments.

If you are interested, please send an email to info@iayo.ie.

 

 

IYBO Online 2021 |6 – 8 April 2021 | Introduction to historically informed performance practice presented by the IBO & IAYO

 

From 6 – 8 April 2021, the Irish Youth Baroque Orchestra will host an online course for musicians aged 18 – 24 with an interest in historically informed performance practice. Places are available to musicians of any instrument who have an interest. (Exceptional players outside of the age range will be considered.)

The course will cover a variety of aspects of Baroque music and dance. A sample programme for the online course can be viewed here.

There will be sectionals / masterclasses on selected instruments: violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, oboe and harpsichord. Musicians may take part in the sectionals on modern instruments.

There will be a participation fee of €100. However:

  1. if a person is interested in Baroque music but their instrument is not catered for in sectionals, the participation fee will be €75 and they are welcome to observe sectionals of other instruments.
  2. Depending on application numbers for the course, we may not offer participation in the sectionals to everyone even if their instrument is catered for. If you do not get a sectional place, the fee will be €75.

Please note: If you wish to apply for the summer course and have not previously taken part in any Irish Youth Baroque Orchestra activities, it is strongly advised that you participate in the IYBO Online 2021 course.

You can learn more about the Artistic Staff for the course at http://www.iybo.iayo.ie/artistic-staff/.

Applications for the Irish Youth Baroque Orchestra are now closed.

 

 

Summer Course Sample Timetable

The timetable below is based on a six-day rehearsal and performance schedule.

Monday  
9:30-10:00 Arrive, tea & coffee, introductions
10:00-11:15 Tutti rehearsal
11:30-13:00 Dance Workshop
14:00-15:15 Tutti rehearsal
15:30-17:00 Sectional rehearsals
Tuesday  
10:00-11:15 Tutti rehearsal
11:30-13:00 Sectional rehearsals
14:00-17:00 Tutti rehearsal
Wednesday  
10:00-13:00 Tutti rehearsal
14:00-15:15 Tutti rehearsal
15:15-17:00 Flute rehearsals & tutti rehearsals
Thursday  
10:00-13:00 Tutti rehearsal
14:00-17:00 Tutti rehearsal
Friday  
9:30-11:00 Bus to concert venue
11:00-14:00 Dress Rehearsal
16:00-17:30 Concert
Saturday  
12:00-15:00 Dress Rehearsal
17:00-18:30 Concert – Dublin