Applications for IYWE 2020 will open in the New Year. IYWE 2020 will take place in the University of Limerick in July 2020.

Artistic Director: Ronan O’Reilly


Audition Dates & Venues

Audition dates for 2020 to be confirmed



Applications are invited for Flute / Piccolo, Oboe / Cor Anglais, Bb, Eb and Bass Clarinet, Alto / Tenor / Bari Saxophone, Bassoon & Contra Bassoon, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Baritone, Euphonium, Tuba, Percussion, Harp and Double Bass.

Applicants must be aged between 16 and 25 during the course and have a minimum of Grade 6 standard.



For audition, you will need to prepare two contrasting pieces and expect to sight read. The sight reading level will be similar to that expected at the grade 6 exam. Your audition will not take longer than 10 minutes and it is a feature of this audition that you may be stopped at any time during your performance. If you have applied for more than one instrument you should bring all instruments to the audition. Percussionists must bring their own sticks. Auditions are unaccompanied.


Concerto Auditions

In 2019, IYWE will again offer the opportunity for selected participants to rehearse and perform a concerto movement or movements or other work for ensemble and solo player(s) with the ensemble.

Players eligible to apply will be studying music – in their final year of undergraduate or pursuing postgraduate studies.

Players can nominate a concerto or concertos from which they wish to perform. If nominating more than one, please list in order of your preference. Nominated pieces must be available in original scores or arrangements for wind ensemble. It is possible that a suitable new arrangement would be performed by the ensemble but this must be by advance agreement.

Auditions for those wishing to perform a concerto will be 15 minutes in duration instead of 10 minutes. Please prepare a movement of one of the proposed works. A piano part must be provided. An accompanist is not necessary but auditionees may provide their own accompanist if they wish. Please inform us beforehand.