Congratulations to 5th Year GCC student Conor Galvin who was the only Irish musician to be selected for the Concertgebouw Youth Orchestra programme this summer.
Conor will be performing with Concertgebouw Young Orchestra this evening Thursday 18 August at 8.05pm Irish time and there is a live stream of the concert which can be accessed by clicking on the link below.

Conor will continue on to Germany for a series of concerts in Hamburg, Mannheim and Schloss Schwetzingen, before returning to GCC to continue his studies in Senior Cycle. We would like to thank everyone who has supported Conor during his time in GCC, especially his music teacher Ms. Ann Mannix.

Amsterdam’s legendary Concertgebouw

Concertgebouw Orchestra Young is the international youth orchestra catering for young people aged fourteen to eighteen. Since its successful launch in 2019, Young has gained wide acclaim for its uniqueness and innovation. After an intensive summer programme, they will be presenting themselves as a youth orchestra at The Concertgebouw following onto to the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg on Saturday.

Under the direction of Gustavo Gimeno, they will be performing a recent work by rising star Francisco Coll, followed by two masterpieces from the orchestral repertoire: the Beethoven Violin Concerto with Isabelle Faust as soloist and Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9 (‘From the New World’). Afterwards, the young people, like those who participated the first two summers Young was held, will return to their home countries as active ambassadors for classical music. The very future of music will be on stage this evening. It promises to be a very special experience, both for the musicians themselves and for audiences.


Here is the link to the concert live on YouTube:

GCC Senior Management,
Ronan McCarthy (Principal), Gertie Cahill (Deputy Principal), Seamus Kennefick (Deputy Principal), Sean McGrath (Deputy Principal)