Ryan Molloy to take to the stage at An Evening of Celebration

Ryan Molloy to take to the stage at An Evening of Celebration

This is going to be amazing – Ryan Molloy to take to the stage at An Evening of Celebration

Press Release: Eleanor McGillie

A HUGE thank to everyone who has booked a table for An Evening of Celebration on February 3, 2018. What a fantastic start to 2018 this will be. It will be an evening where we can enjoy a great night of entertainment which is solely being staged by past pupils of St Patrick’s Academy. Over the next few days we will be showcasing who will take to the stage at An Evening of Celebration. Ryan Molloy is one of the acts we will be giving a huge round of applause to.

As a composer and performer, Ryan Molloy’s work has been performed to international audiences on four continents for over 15 years, including major concert venues such as Lucerne Hall, KKL (Switzerland), Kölner Philharmonie (Germany), Holywell Music Room (England) and Ulster Hall (N. Ireland).

In great demand as an accompanist, he has recorded over a dozen albums and his repertoire spans numerous genres from traditional Irish music to contemporary classical music.

Currently a lecturer in composition at Maynooth University, Ryan studied at the University of Oxford and latterly at Queen’s University Belfast where he completed his PhD ‘The Traditional Contemporary Dichotomy in Irish Art Music: A New Compositional Approach’ under the supervision of Dr Simon Mawhinney and Prof Piers Hellawell.

Ryan’s compositional work has won numerous prizes and has been broadcast both nationally and internationally 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.

Several of Ryan’s works have been chosen to represent Ireland by the International Society for Contemporary Music, at the ISCM Musicarama in Hong Kong in 2015 and at the ISCM World New Music Day in Vancouver in 2017.

From 2012 to 2014, Ryan’s compositional work was supported by a BBC Performing Arts Fund Fellowship in association with Moving on Music.

In early 2017, Ryan released a CD of his piano works entitled Innisfail, recorded by award-winning American pianist Alexander Bernstein. Other recently completed works include a violin concerto for Darragh Morgan and the Ulster Orchestra, and Gortnagarn II a commission from the Hard Rain Soloist Ensemble.

Ryan is currently working on a new song cycle for voice, flute and harp for the Italian soprano Francesca Placanica and the Swiss Cochlea Duo, supported by Arts Council Ireland.

Past collaborations include diverse performers and ensembles such as the Danish String Quartet (DK), Concorde Ensemble (IE), EXAUDI Vocal Ensemble (UK), Ulster Orchestra (NI), Composers’ Ensemble (UK), Hard Rain Soloist Ensemble (NI), Konvergence Ensemble (CZ), Franziska Schroeder (AT/NI), Carla Rees (UK), Zoë Conway, New Dublin Voices, Elizabeth Hilliard & David Bremner, and Nick Roth (IE).

Ryan is represented by the Contemporary Music Centre (www.cmc.ie).

Visit www.ryanmolloy.ie for information on other works, performances and recordings.

We look forward to welcoming Ryan to the stage at the Armagh City Hotel on February 3. If you have not already booked your tables, please contact the team to ensure you and your friends get to sit together at what will be, a wonderful night of entertainment. Email [email protected]