The John Ireland Charitable Trust reports on an eventful 2022 with a range of exciting projects.

These include:

  • The Presteigne Festival – Ireland’s Concertino Pastorale, solo songs, etc.
  • The English Music Festival – a selection of Ireland’s choral music and songs 
  • The Global Musicians League, Taiwan – a British music performance competition
  • The Odoro Trio – a recording of Ireland’s Third Piano Trio 
  • Kunst & Kultur, Vienna – funding towards an English choral music weekend,
  • Nova Foresta Classical Players – a performance of Ireland’s Elegiac Meditation

A John Ireland Prize was hosted by the University of Southampton. Director of the John Ireland Trust, David Wordsworth, Professor Vincent Emery – sponsor of the First Prize, and Kevin Appleby, Chief Executive of Turner Sims Hall, were the adjudicators (pictured below with winner Adam Greenhow) and made the following awards for the performance of various songs by John Ireland:

  • 1st Prize: Adam Greenhow
  • Joint 2nd Prize: Jimmy Alderson (piano) and Amelia Kelly-Slogrove

A John Ireland Prize took place at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Cardiff. Director of the John Ireland Trust David Wordsworth, pianist and Ireland champion, Mark Bebbington, and Kevin Price, Head of Music Performance at the RWCMD were the adjudicators, and made the following awards:

  • Song Prize: Rosa Sparks (soprano) and Lucy Merrett (piano) 
  • Chamber Music Prize: Elliot Kempton (violin), Tabitha Selley (cello), Christos Balesntravos (piano)

These include the following:

  • Sinfonia of London conducted by John Wilson

Orchestral works by John Ireland (Chandos 5293)

‘Beyond doubt the best executed and most insightful recording that Ireland’s music has ever received…to be greatly admired.’ Daily Mail, 5-star review

  • A Shropshire Lad
    English Songs Orchestrated by Roderick Williams (Halle CDHLL7559) 
  • Piano Sonata 
    Tom Hicks, piano (pictured at top of the page) (Divine Art DDA 25227)
  • British Music for Clarinet
    Fantasy Sonata
    Murray Khouri, clarinet and Peter Pettinger, piano (Heritage HTGCD149/50)

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