Irish Baroque Orchestra Apprentices Scheme Announced

Applications for the Irish Baroque Orchestra Apprentices Scheme are now open to string players aged 25 and under, living in Ireland.

The IBO Apprentices Scheme gives gifted period-instrument players from across Ireland the chance to work alongside the Irish Baroque Orchestra.

The scheme will run from January 2020 to July 2020 and will involve:

  • playing in selected IBO rehearsals;
  • lessons with IBO players;
  • attending an open rehearsal with Rachel Podger;
  • mentoring relationships with IBO players and management;
  • instrument loan where appropriate;
  • access to IBO music library and rehearsal space.

To apply, please send a video of yourself playing two contrasting pieces plus a CV and covering letter to Aliye Cornish Please include the contact details of two people to whom IBO could apply for a reference if needed.

Closing date for applications is 5pm, Friday, 1 November.

For further information, please see