The Luminosa String Orchestra
a new orchestra for Galway
A NEW Orchestra...
Our Vision is to give Galway City its first professional permanent orchestra. We want to shine a light on the outstanding musicians who join the Luminosa String Orchestra for distinction in performance, organization, innovation and community engagement. Members of our orchestra will reach their full potential in Galway and in an environment of musical excellence, integrity, artistic diversity and trust supported by a company with a strong financial acumen, a transparent business ethos and passion for success. The community will benefit from our forward-thinking and exemplary orchestra and it brings a new element of music education to the City.
The main object for which Luminosa Music CLG is established is the promotion of culture and the arts by providing a new and innovative concert series in Galway city, for the education and benefit of the widest possible public, and for the development of high calibre classical music performance and facilitation of a city orchestra in the Galway area.
Luminosa Music is a registered charity No. 20205430
The Luminosa String Orchestra launched at a showcase concert to an exclusive V.I.P. audience at the Emily Anderson Concert Hall, NUI Galway, on Monday 26th November 2018. The event was introduced by our esteemed Board Member Dr Aidan Thomson of NUIG Music. This exclusive event was supported by our business partners Bank of Ireland as our founding patrons who were delighted to support this entrepreneurial arts business. Luminosa Music is a not-for-profit company. Our inaugural season entitled Soundings featured two concerts: Maestra and Landscapes.
Our 2020 concert season was postponed due to the Covid-19 world emergency and is re-scheduled for 2021. We will be broadcasting LIVE throughout these difficult times, to continue to bring as much sublime music to you as possible. Please check our event pages or subscribe for updates.
From time to time you may see the Luminosa String Orchestra using special chairs. earó is a revolutionary chair designed for musicians. Focused on musician’s well-being, earó allows them to move and play with greater freedom and therefore reduced risk of injury. earó promotes a tall open posture which improves breathing and flexibility while they play.