News & Events

30th July, 2019

Mr. Stanley Jennings, an obituary.

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our Director and Hon Secretary who was a wonderful friend of MIFI.

Mr. Stanley Jennings died on the 30th July 2019 after more than 20 years of support for the directors and Executive Board.

We will miss his quiet, wise, respectful and carefully considered opinions and experience.

May he rest in peace.

24th May, 2016

Photographs from the MIFI Auditions 2016

Maedhbh O'Rourke, Elenor Gaffney, Ronald Masin, Mia Cooper, Alan Smale and Peter Dains (Accompanist) at the 2016 auditions.

The foyer of the NCH on the morning of the 2016 auditions

Ronald Masin, MIa Cooper, Alan Smale and Richard Redmond at the 2016 auditions

Ronald Masin and Mia Cooper prepare for the performances at the 2016 auditions

Richard Redmond Chairman MIFI with the 2016 Auditions Panel; Ronald Masin, Mia Cooper, Alan Smale and Peter Dains Accompanist. Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall, May 21st, 2016.

18th May, 2021

Provisional date to be confirmed

Auditions for Cello, Violin and Viola usually takes place in May of each year.

The date and detail are always subject to availability of instruments at that time.

The next round could have been in 2021 but was not possible to arrange due to Covid.

Please feel free to submit applications / CV at any time. These will be kept on file for consideration at the time that instruments become available.

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19th January, 2016

Jonde. Joven Orquesta Nacional de Espana

2 – 17 January 2016. MIFI Student Eleanor Gaffney (3rd left) together with the Viola Section of Orchestra JONDE: The National Youth Orchestra of Spain and their Conductor George Pehlivanian (center) during their 2 week Tour of Spain. Tour Concert venues included The Auditorio Nacional. Madrid, Ciclo Ibermúsica, Auditorio Zaragoza and Ciclo XXI Temporada de grandes conciertos de otoño.

Eleanor represented Ireland's National Youth Orchestra, performing on a MIFI Viola in a Repertoire that included; Dimitri Shostakovich (1906-1975): Symphony no. 7, op.60 “Leningrad" (69'). Alexander Grigori Arutiunian (1920–2012): Concerto for trumpet and orquestra (17'). José Peris Lacasa (1924): Variaciones para gran orquesta sobre una pavana de Luys de Milan (35')

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19th June, 2015

MIFI Students win at 63rd Europees Muziek Festival

MIFI students were among the Young European Strings Chamber Orchestra (YESCO) who won the 1st Prize 'Summa Cum Laude' at the 63rd Europees Muziek Festival Voor de Jeugd in Neerpelt, Belgium on May 2, 2015.

Violinists; Andrew Molloy and Abbie Soon together with Violists; Fiachra de Hora and Eleanor Gaffney and Cellist; Patrick Moriarty travelled with YESCO to the Festival with Orchestra Conductor Mr Ronald Masin where they performed in the String orchestras and symphony orchestra Pennant category.