PhD Student Murrough Connolly to appear at SCS Killaloe Music Festival with world premiere of his piece, ‘Imperium’ for two violins
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the SCS Killaloe Music Festival, which will take place from the 3rd to the 5th of June 2022.
Katherine Hunka, Artistic Director of the Festival and leader of the Irish Chamber Orchestra, had the good fortune to hear Murrough Connolly’s work being performed at the MTU Cork School of Music in 2021. She was very taken by his writing style and commissioned him to write a violin duo for this year’s festival. ‘Imperium’ is highly expressive and Murrough uses the two violins to evoke opposing forces, conflict, and struggles for power. On Friday 13th May, Murrough’s interview with Carl Roewer will be released on the SCS Killaloe Music Festival Podcast. The podcast will feature discussions about the piece, Murrough’s compositional process and his experience as a young emerging composer and can be found on the festival’s website or Spotify.
Watch Murrough’s interview here.
“I am delighted to be a part of such a wonderful festival which features outstanding musicians and contemporary composers from Ireland. Katherine’s support and eagerness to provide a platform for new music in Ireland has been inspiring. I would also like to thank my supervisor Prof. Camden Reeves for his guidance and advice, which have been so important for my musical and professional development.”
Murrough is in his second year of a PhD in Musical Composition, under the supervision of Prof. Camden Reeves.