Nurturing the next generation of Irish talent is one of our main goals.


Since our inception in 1999, we've helped launch the

careers of over 300 musicians,

many of whom have gone on to successful performance careers as soloists, orchestral players, and chamber musicians.


  We run a series of programmes designed to give students unique musical opportunities.

The applications for the

Camerata Ireland Academy are now closed. The Academy will take place online throughout the 2020 / 2021 academic year.


We also collaborate with the Royal Irish Academy of Music. 

Our side-by-side course welcomes selected students from the RIAM to join Camerata Ireland for a range of rehearsals and concerts throughout the academic year.


We understand it's been more difficult to get your application together this year​.  To give you a little more time to apply, the deadline for applications has been extended to:

Monday 16 November at 12 noon

This year, the Camerata Ireland Academy is going online.

This exciting course will give some of Ireland's most talented young musicians the opportunity to study with world-class artists, develop their musicianship, and enhance their performance skills.

Over the last twenty years, the Camerata Ireland Academy has helped nurture the talents of almost 300 student musicians. Many alumni progress into successful performance careers as chamber musicians, soloists, and even as orchestral players with Camerata Ireland.

To help us keep everyone safe and secure, this year's Camerata Ireland Academy will work a little differently, so please read all the information below before applying.

Due to the changing nature of restrictions regarding COVID-19, the plans outlined below may need to adapt in response to evolving government guidelines.

If you have any queries regarding your application, or on how the course will operate, please get in touch.

1. Application

October - November 2020

The Camerata Ireland Academy is open to:


  • Advanced students aged 16 - 26  (28 for singers)

  • Students from or resident in Ireland - North or South. 

Some exceptions to these criteria may be made at the discretion of the panel

Applications are invited from students studying:

  • Piano

  • Violin

  • Viola

  • Cello

  • Woodwind

  • Brass

  • Voice

To apply, please complete an application pack and return it to us at via WeTransfer

Your application pack should consist of:

  1. A completed application form (click here to download)

  2. A recent, high-resolution headshot

  3. A short professional biography (250 words or so)

  4. Your performance CV

  5. 2 contrasting recordings of your playing. 

Applications must be submitted by 12 noon, Monday 16 November 2020

Please place all the materials required for your submission in ONE folder, labeled with your name and instrument and send this to

via WeTransfer

2. Online Masterclasses

December 2020 - February 2021

Successful applicants will be invited to join us online for a series of online masterclasses, hosted by some of the world's leading artists.

Throughout December, January, and February, students will participate in virtual masterclasses alongside their peers.  These will be recorded and presented online, allowing students from all over the world to share in your learning. 

Participating students may also have the opportunity to share short self-recorded performances online via our Clandeboye At Home platform.

3. Recording Session & Digital Concert

February - March 2021

After completing the masterclass component of the course, our tutors and external adjudicators will select three participants who will be invited to record a concerto (from the Classical period) with the orchestra of Camerata Ireland. 

The recording will take place in February 2021 at Clandeboye Estate in Co. Down. 

The final concert will then be broadcast via our Clandeboye At Home platform later in 2021.

In addition to this unique recording opportunity, bursaries and prizes may be available for exceptional applicants. 



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