Flute Mentorship Scheme 2018
We are currently inviting applicants interested in performing new music for flute to take part in an exciting new performance mentorship scheme with flautist Lina Andonovska. This is an opportunity to have two new works written for you by composers from the Irish Composers’ Collective - one solo work and one duet to be performed with Lina. Through workshops/open rehearsals facilitated by Lina, the successful applicant will receive mentorship in performance and have facilitated composer-performer collaboration with a view to creating a positive process resulting in idiomatic pieces. At the end of a six-month period they will perform these new works alongside their mentor.
The ideal applicant is an student or emerging flautist with a keen interest in contemporary music.
Lina Andonovska leads a diverse career as soloist, chamber musician, orchestral player, collaborator and educator. Quickly gaining recognition internationally as a fearless and versatile artist, she has collaborated and performed with Crash Ensemble, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond), s t a r g a z e, Southern Cross Soloists (Aus) and eighth blackbird (USA). She is critically acclaimed for her interpretation of new music, having closely collaborated with Louis Andriessen, Brett Dean, Ann Cleare, Donnacha Dennehy, Michael Gordon, David Lang, Thomas Ades, Anthony Pateras and Nick Roth. Rolling Stone Magazine hailed her performance of Bun-Ching Lam’s piccolo concertino at the Bang On A Can Summer Festival as “superbly played, (ranging) from sustained ‘somebody-please-get-that-tea-kettle’ squeaks to the flit and flutter of its beautifully lilting trills…”
In 2018/2019, Lina will be appearing with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Southern Cross Soloists and ULYSSES Ensemble; performing the latest opera by Dennehy/Walsh with Crash Ensemble throughout Europe, performing recitals at MusicaOcúpa Festival (Ecuador) and Unerhörte Musik (Berlin) and joining s t a r g a z e at the Edinburgh International Festival.
There are four scheduled events in this project:
An initial public workshop with the mentor, mentee and composers on 26 May. The purpose of this event is to begin a collaboration between composers and performers. It is an opportunity for the composers to get to know the characteristics of each performers’ playing, their style and preferences, and to learn about writing for flute. It is an opportunity for the performers to get to know the composers and begin a dialogue. It is an opportunity for the mentee to receive mentorship from Lina.
An informal meeting between the composers and performers on 31st July. This is an opportunity for the composers to discuss their sketches with the performers. This is an informal meeting which serves to create a positive dialogue between composers and performers.
A final public workshop on 2nd November. This workshop is a run-through/rehearsal of them. Composers can give feedback, as can performers. This is an opportunity for the composers to hear the finished pieces before the concert, give suggestions and make small adjustments.
The concert will take place on 29th November.
Submit a statement of interest, CV, and recording of previous work to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm, 23rd May 2018.
If you require further information, please email: email@example.com.
Vocal Mentorship Scheme 2018 (CLOSED)
We are currently inviting applicants interested in performing contemporary vocal music to apply for mentorship from three exceptional Irish artists: Michelle O'Rourke, Elizabeth Hilliard, and Andrew Gavin.
Successful applicants will receive mentor sessions from one of the artists, and will collaborate with composers from the ICC in the creation of new contemporary vocal works. During this process they will have two pieces written for them - one solo work and one duet. At the end of a five-month period they will perform these new works alongside their mentor.
There are four scheduled events throughout the process. An initial public workshop and masterclass with the mentor, mentee and composers. This event will be 3 hours and divided into two parts. The first half will act as a masterclass and demonstration for the composers to gain an insight into the voice as an instrument and the individual voices that they will be writing for. The second half will be directed towards composers: how to write for voice, do's and don'ts, performers' preferences, questions and dialogue.
The second event is an informal meeting between the composers and the two performers (mentor and mentee). This meeting serves to encourage dialogue and collaboration between composers and performers. The composers will bring their initial sketches to begin the discussion.
A final public workshop will take place before the concert in which the two performers (mentor and mentee) will perform the finished pieces. This is an opportunity for the composers to hear the finished pieces before the concert, give suggestions and make minor adjustments.
The process concludes with a performance of the new works.
Submit a statement of interest, CV, and recording of previous work to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm, Sunday January 14th.
Please email email@example.com if you require further information.