In a real coup for the Irish Youth Wind Ensemble, they will perform at the prestigious Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow.
The IYWE will get to play alongside some of the best musicians in Britain, at the British Association of Symphonic Bands and Wind Ensembles (BASBWE) on Friday 29th June.
James Cavanagh, Music Director at the IYWE, and Timothy Reynish will both be conducting at the Glasgow concert.
Reynish is one of the most influential figures in symphonic wind band music in the world. He was Head of Wind and Percussion at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester for over 25 years. He is currently Senior Professor of Wind and Brass at the Guildhall School of Music, London.
James Cavanagh has conducted orchestras across Europe, the USA and Japan. He is dedicated to education and outreach projects, working with the National Concert Hall and the National Symphony Orchestra.
The IYWE is committed to offering young wind, brass and percussion players the opportunity to study, perform and experience music composed for wind ensembles. Some 800 young musicians have played with the ensemble, benefiting greatly by the experience.
The BASBWE conference in Glasgow offers another great chance to perform for and learn from some of the most talented young musicians in Britain and Ireland.