2019 Trench Award: Applications Open

Applications are invited from young singers and musicians who are pursuing a career in professional performance in the classical field for the 2019 Trench Award.

Now in its sixth 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 2019, The Trench Award will once again form part of Birr Festival of Music, which takes place from Friday, 3 – Monday, 6 May 2019. Six finalists will be invited to perform a 15-minute programme at Birr Theatre & Arts Centre in Co. Offaly on Sunday 5 May 2019 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 2019. The award is €3,500.

Application form and further information available from www.birrtheatre.com or by request from thetrenchaward@gmail.com. Deadline for applications is Thursday 21 February 2019.