Festival 2022

February 21st - 27th, 2022

Newpark Festival 2022

The festival will take place between February 21st – 27th, at Newpark Academy of Music, Newtownpark Avenue, Blackrock, Co. Dublin.

The closing date for entries is Sunday 23rd of January:

Entry fees are as follows:

Solo competitions €25
Duet competitions €35
Ensemble competitions €40

The daily admission fee will be €5 for adults with children being admitted free.

If you have any enquiries please email: festival@newparkmusic.ie.

RULES AND CONDITIONS 

  1. All competitions must be entered online.
  2. Entry fees must accompany completed entry forms. Entry fees will not be refunded unless a competition is cancelled. 
  3. The closing date for entries is Sunday 23rd January 2022.
  4. No entries will be accepted after these dates. 
  5. Ages shall be reckoned from 1st January 2022. 
  6. No candidate may enter a competition in which they won first prize in the previous year.  
  7. Where competitors are asked to play one piece, this means one short piece or one movement of a work. 
  8. Where there is a large entry for a given class, the competition will be divided into reasonable sizes, each being a separate competition. 
  9. Competitions will not be held unless they have three or more entries. 
  10. Copies of music to be performed should be provided for the adjudicator. 
  11. The adjudicator’s decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into, under any circumstances. 
  12. All competitors must supply their own accompanist as an official accompanist will not be available.

A Message From Eoghan Cooke, Festival Director

I am very happy to announce the launch of the 29th annual Newpark Music Festival. The Festival team are so looking forward to welcoming you back for what we hope will be an enjoyable and rewarding experience for all.

The festival will take place between February 21st – 27th at the Newpark Academy of Music, Newtownpark Avenue, Blackrock, Co. Dublin.
If you have any enquiries please email: festival@newparkmusic.ie.

I wish you all every success at this year’s festival and hope you enjoy the relaxed and informal atmosphere, on which we pride ourselves.
I look forward to seeing you all in February.

Eoghan Cooke
FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

About Eoghan Cooke

Eoghan began playing trumpet with the Artane Boys Band. He then attended the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama for a Bachelor of Music degree, studying with Eamonn Nolan. After several years of freelance playing, and working as the Orchestra Director in Loreto College, St. Stephen’s Green, he moved to Denmark to complete a Masters in Music at the Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus, with Prof. Kristian Steenstrup.

Since returning to Dublin, he has been working as a freelance player, performing with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra, Irish National Opera, and the Orchestra of the Wexford Festival Opera, as well as recording work for T.V., film and radio. Eoghan has also played and recorded with a diverse number of acts, including the band Ham Sandwich, and Mick Flannery & Susan O’Neill.

Eoghan was appointed an Assistant Lecturer in Trumpet at the TU Dublin Conservatoire in 2020, and has been teaching at the Newpark Academy of Music since 2019. He has worked as a tutor for the Irish Youth Wind Ensemble and the Dublin Youth Orchestras.

He is delighted to take on the role of Festival Director for the 2021 Newpark Music Festival.

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