Katharine Mac Mághnuis Appointed as Director of the IAYO National Chamber Music Workshops

We are delighted to announce that Katharine Mac Mághnuis is the new Director of the IAYO National Chamber Music WorkshopsKatharine has tutored at our workshops for over 10 years and wishes to thank the outgoing Director, Katharina Baker for her stellar guidance and inspiration over the years. 

Katharine is a co-founder and the CEO of Athenry Music School, a not-for-profit community music school which houses 8 orchestras and choirs, a chamber music programme, and serves over 600 students. She is ardent in her promotion of youth ensemble music making having founded her first youth orchestra 30 years ago. She continues to conduct and compose as director of the Athenry Youth Orchestra programme and is a co-founder and Director of the OURchestra Summer Camp.

Katharine is an active chamber musician and orchestral player; a founder member of Luminosa and was appointed deputy leader of the Irish Memory Orchestra in 2017. She also enjoys playing with Vespera, Galway’s Baroque Orchestra, and is an avid traditional fiddler.  

She is passionate about increasing quality and access to all levels of music education and promoting opportunities for professional development. 

We are delighted to be working with Katharine and excited for the new chapter of our National Chamber Music Workshops.