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The Trench Award 2017

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The Trench Award 2017

The Trench Award 2017

Total Bursary Value: €4,500


Applications are invited from young singers and musicians from the Midlands who are pursuing a career in professional performance in the classical field.


About the Bursary

Now in its fourth year, The Trench Award aims to assist a young singer or musician develop their professional career through further study at home or abroad. The bursary will be awarded to a student attending, or having been offered a confirmed place at, a University/ Music College or another accredited specialist music establishment undertaking classical music studies, either instrumental or vocal, in pursuit of a career in professional performance.


In 2017, the Trench Award will form part of the inaugural Birr Festival of Music & Voice. Six finalists will be invited to perform a 15 minute programme at Birr Theatre & Arts Centre, Birr, Co. Offaly on Sunday, 28 May 2017 when the bursary will be awarded by a prestigious selection panel.



- Applicants must be from the Midlands region and under 27 years on 1 January 2017


Application form and further information available from
or by request from

Deadline for receipt of application is Thursday 2 March 2017


Important Dates:

 Thursday 2 March: Application Deadline

    Thursday 30 March: Applicants will be notified

Friday 26 – Sunday 28 May – Birr Festival of Music & Voice

Sunday 28 May: The Trench Awards Gala Concert
and announcement of bursary recipient(s)


For further information contact: Maureen de Forge 087 2836675

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