Deborah Kelleher, Director of the Royal Irish Academy of Music, and Émilie Delorme, Director of the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris, have announced a new strategic partnership between the two organisations.
An agreement was signed by the Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney TD and Jean-Yves Le Drian, French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, during the visit of President Macron to Ireland on 26 August 2021.
The directors said, ‘The Conservatoire and the Royal Irish Academy of Music look forward in particular to collaborating in the field of contemporary music, building on previous collaborations presented by the New Music Dublin Festival in 2019 and 2020.
‘In the years ahead, other projects will be explored and developed in the areas of creation, performance and research. The warm connections formed during past encounters are now part of a strong political commitment to strengthen cultural, educational and scientific relations between our two countries.’
Photo: Simon Coveney, Minister for Foreign Affairs (Ireland) and Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs (France)
The Ireland France Joint Plan of Action (2021-2025), under which the partnership will operate, represents an ambitious agenda that reflects Ireland and France’s shared priorities: supporting sustainability; increasing trade connectivity; fostering the digital economy; strengthening education and research links; promoting the French language; and fostering cultural cooperation.
Header: Deborah Kelleher & Emilie Delorme