Applications from young singers and musicians sought for 2016 Trench Award

Applications are now being sought from young singers and musicians from the Midlands who are pursuing a career in professional performance in the classical field for the 2016 Trench Award.


Now in its third year, the bursary aims to assist a young professional singer or musician develop their career through further study at home or abroad.


Applications from young singers and musicians sought for  2016 Trench Award

Pictured at the 2015 Trench Award Gala at Birr Theatre & Arts Centre are: Fergus Sheil (selection panel), runner-up Gavin Brennan (Offaly), winner Carolyn Holt (Laois), John Molloy (selection panel) and Enda O’Connor (selection panel)

Those eligible to apply are students attending, or who have been offered a confirmed place at, a University/ Music College or other accredited specialist music establishment undertaking classical music studies, either instrumental or vocal, in pursuit of a career in professional performance.


Six finalists will be invited to perform a 15 minute programme at Birr Theatre & Arts Centre, Birr, Co. Offaly on Sunday, 1 May 2016 when the bursary will be awarded by a prestigious selection panel.


Applicants must be from the Midlands region or with a Midlands connection and age 25 or under.


Application form and further information available from or by request

Deadline for applications is Friday 18 March.

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