Le Foyer des Artistes is passionate about community engagement. So much so, we want to make sure that wherever we perform our doors are
always open to you. With Open House, come celebrate with us during our residency at St Columb’s Hall in Derry City.
In our first ever concert season, we are delighted to announce that Alexander Boldachev, Le Foyer des Artistes Associate Artist and one of the world’s greatest harpists, will lead two major workshops during his visit to Derry in 2023.
Don’t miss the chance to see Vesselina Kasarova, one of the greatest mezzo-
sopranos of our age, who has sung on every major stage in the world, as she shares
her vast experience and technical insight with the emerging young stars of tomorrow.
Come to our concerts or experience the creative process at one of our open rehearsals. You can meet the artists, participate in workshops, or even collaborate with us. We are also keen to involve a younger audience, and we look forward to welcoming children to all of our events.
One of our most exciting projects yet is the St Columb’s Hall Concerto Award. With a top prize fund of £14,000 and a professional concerto engagement, it will be one of the most significant awards for young musicians in Europe. Not only will it support a new generation of exceptionally gifted virtuosos from around the world, but the winner will come back as concerto soloist with Le Foyer des Artistes as part of the Midsummer Concert on 9 June 2023.
For such a significant award, a distinguished jury will decide the winner, but you are also invited to participate by awarding the Audience Prize of £1,000, by voting for your favourite artist.
Creative community collaboration is what drives us. For this reason, our Artistic Director, Darren Hargan, is thrilled to launch a new orchestra access initiative, a fianco. We will invite some of the most accomplished local musicians from the northwest of Ireland to play with Le Foyer des Artistes for a very special performance, the Young Singers Collective Concert Finale on 16 March 2023.
This is a real community event and the culmination of the Young Singers Collective. Our patrons will have the occasion to hear some of the world’s best young singers from the new generation.
Le Foyer des Artistes is a family, and you can be part of it too. We are planning a major collaborative initiative which will enable us to connect with passionate young people from all walks of life. Under the expert guidance of our artistic, technical and administrative team, our Internship Programme offers you the invaluable hands-on experience necessary for a career in the creative arts. Work with us to create the future you desire.
Please contact us directly to learn about current opportunities.
We are keen to ensure that our international community and the housebound don’t miss out. Our unique collaboration with the University of Ulster Cinematic Arts and sponsors, Challenge Curve means that we use high-tech equipment and up-to-date high-definition cameras to bring you St Columb’s Hall TV, the Digital Concert Hall to enable you to enjoy the live experience from the comfort of your own home, anywhere in the world.
We warmly extend this service, free of charge, to the infirm and to those in care.