Irish Composers on Irish Music Talk: Ryan Molloy (piano)

1 Jun 2015 - 6:00pm
Music Composition Centre at Trinity College Dublin


The Association of Irish Composers’ present Irish Composers on Irish Music, a series of concerts and talks given by Irish composers and performers, about Irish music. Composer/performers bring their unique insight into contemporary composition in carefully crafted programmes for their instrument.

Ryan Molloy (piano), will discuss his chosen works for piano by Irish composers, including:
Breffni O'Byrne - Rhapsody
Simon Mawhinney - Ravara
Martin O'Leary - Airs
Bill Whelan - Currach
Ryan Molloy - Sætre Brygge
Seoirse Bodley - Narrow Road to the Deep North

As a composer and performer, Ryan’s work has been performed to international audiences on four continents for over ten years, including major concert venues such as Tanglewood (U.S.A.), Lucerne Hall, KKL (Switzerland), Kölner Philharmonie (Germany), Holywell Music Room (England) and Waterfront Hall (N. Ireland). In great demand as an accompanist, Ryan has recorded over a dozen albums and his repertoire spans numerous genres from traditional Irish music to contemporary classical music. The confluence of these two genres formed the basis of his PhD in composition at Queen's University, Belfast, studying under Simon Mawhinney and Piers Hellawell.

Ryan is currently supported by a BBC Performing Arts Fund Fellowship in association with Moving on Music. His recent compositions including Gortnagarn, Séamsur II and Third Epistle to Timothy, have been performed by EXAUDI Vocal Ensemble, Konvergence Ensemble and the Ulster Orchestra, amongst others. Ryan’s work has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and Radio Ulster, RTÉ Lyric FM, Radio 1 and Ráidió na Gaeltachta as well as on BBC 2, UTV and BBC World. In September 2013, Ryan joined the Department of Music at the National University of Ireland Maynooth as a lecturer in Acoustic Composition.

Irish Composers on Irish Music is supported by the Arts Council of Ireland. The Association of Irish Composers is supported by IMRO.