The conference will take place in Trinity Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin, with a concert in The Royal Irish Academy of Music.

Founded in 2006, the Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute  is Trinity College Dublin’s flagship Arts and Humanities Research Institute.

The role of the Trinity Long Room Hub is to:

  • Offer a world-class research environment that harnesses and expands the excellence of Trinity’s Arts and Humanities research
  • Pioneer and facilitate cross-disciplinary collaborative projects
  • Increase the visibility and the impact of this research and demonstrate its relevance for contemporary and future societies
  • Provide a focal point for debates on the challenges facing the world today as well as for linking the university with the city and its educational and cultural institutions.

The Royal Irish Academy of Music (RIAM) is a home of musical excellence and dynamism, a place of teaching and learning which consistently achieves its objective of transmitting and maintaining the highest standards of performance and appreciation in all musical disciplines. Founded in 1848 the Academy is Ireland’s oldest musical institution. In 2013 the Academy became an associate college of Trinity College, Dublin. The RIAM embodies and reflects the traditions and heritage of Irish musicianship. The Teaching Staff includes many international and national prizewinners, members of the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and many individuals whose names have become synonymous with music education in Ireland.

In recent years students of the RIAM have garnered prizes from some of the world’s most prestigious international competitions including the Clara Haskil International Piano Competition, The Cardiff Singer of the World Competition, the China International Vocal Competition, the Cologne International Piano Competition, the Dublin International Piano Competition and the BBC Musician of the Year. On the international stage, former students are currently members of such leading orchestras as the London Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as opera houses from the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden to La Scala, Milan.