EDUCATION AND PARTICIPATION

DIGITAL RESOURCES

Explore the inner workings of the IBO through our Meet the Orchestra series, and learn about the basic principles behind using a baroque bow with IBO leader Claire Duff. Watch now

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IBO APPRENTICES 

The IBO Apprentice Scheme, established in early 2020, gives young musicians at the start of the career the invaluable experience that they need to take their first steps into the profession. With the support of the IBO players and management they become part of the family, learning through immersion in group rehearsals and performances. 

The IBO Apprentices in 2022 are Jenna Raggett & Giammaria Tesei (violin), Cian MacGarry (viola) and Alina Mayer Whitla (cello)

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ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY OF MUSIC​

From 2021 the IBO has formed a partnership with the Royal Irish Academy of Music to deliver a side-by-side project on an annual basis, allowing a week of complete immersion in the styles and techniques involved in historical performance. 

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IRISH YOUTH BAROQUE ORCHESTRA

In 2017 the IBO partnered with the Irish Association of Youth Orchestras to create the Irish Youth Baroque Orchestra. Aimed at students aged 18-24, the course gives students on strings, oboe, bassoon and harpsichord the chance to work intensively on period instruments for a week in the summer, with Artistic Director Claire Duff and members of the IBO's tutoring team.

Details of IYBO 2022 are available here

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BAROQUE STRINGS

Running on Monday evenings, the Baroque Strings activity gives non-professional string players the chance to work on baroque repertoire using baroque bows, under the guidance of musicians from the IBO. Info on forthcoming sessions will be published here in due course.