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1st May, 2025


Auditions for Cello, Violin and Viola usually take place every three years in May .

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

The provisional date for the next round of auditions is May 2025 in Dublin.

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.