The Tour de Force

Although the Chamber Music Festival remains its beating heart, the speed at which GAIA has come to international attention has led projects held within its framework to take centre stage at concerts beyond the annual Festival week and its location.

Today, GAIA is more than a festival; it is a fluid entity, an engaging cultural and social phenomenon that is taking the classical world by the scruff of its neck and shaking it up – and we promise to continue doing so for a long time to come.

“… that which interests me is not just to play but to really make music and to revel in the unfolding thereof.”
Gwendolyn Masin, The Irish Times