Festivals & Competitions
Since the Erin Arts Centre's foundation in 1971, it has received international recognition as home to a number of prestigious events:
Barbirolli International Oboe Festival & Competition
Founded by the late Evelyn Barbirolli in 1993, this is an event of exceptional quality which stands as a lasting memorial to her. The festival, now based in the Erin Arts Centre, has attracted competitors from as far away as Australia, China and the United States.
Lionel Tertis International Viola Festival & Competition
Under the guidance of John
Bethell, and the current Festival president, Yuri
Bashmet, the Lionel Tertis International Viola Festival & Competition
has received worldwide acclaim.
Mananan International Festivals
The International Mananan Festival of Music & the Arts was founded
in 1975 and
comprise two major annual events.
Erin Arts Centre
President: Raymond Leppard CBE