Classical , Contemporary Classical , 20th Century Classical , All Styles
Ruaidhri Mannion's Biography:
Irish composer, Ruaidhri Mannion, recently graduated from the Royal College of Music with an MMus in Advanced Composition, achieving distinction, and studying with renowned British Composer, Ken Hesketh.He previously completed his BMus at Queen's University School of Music in Belfast, beginning his composition studies with Piers Hellawell. Ruaidhri is represented by the Contemporary Music Centre of Ireland.
Ruaidhri's work He broke from them, and then he broke from himself was shortlisted by the award-winning London Contemporary Orchestra and selected as a winner of the RCM Concerto Competition 2009, performed by American clarinettist, Molly Walker, at the Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall in November 2009. In 2010 Ruaidhri was selected as a 'Rising Star' at the Royal College of Music and and was commissioned to write Jigsaws and Jitters for wind, electric guitars and live electronics which was premiered at Cadogan Hall in June 2010. In 2010 he was the Official Composer in Association for the up-and-coming new music ensemble, The Mercury Quartet, culminating in the release of their debut album on Nonclassical/Naxos and hugely successful album launch night featuring the premiere of Ruaidhri's work for quartet and actor What will we do with acclaimed mezzo soprano, Linda Hirst.
Ruaidhri has also recently formed the avant-garde Cello and Laptop duo Partial Gathering with renowned cellist, Corentin Chassard. Partial Gathering has performed at many of London's most cutting edge new music venues including The Old Vic Tunnels, King's Place, Whitechapel Gallery, and worked in association with The Oubliette Art Collective, Resonance FM, Music Orbit, NonClassical, Rockfort and Chimera Productions. Partial Gathering also recently made their Irish debut at the Sonorities Festival of Contemporary Music at the Sonic Arts Research Centre.
Ruaidhri has attended the Rarescale Masterclasses on the Isle of Skye, studying electro-acoustic music with Michael Oliva. He has also participated in public masterclasses with the renowned Swiss composer, Hanspeter Kyburz.
Ruaidhri Mannion's Qualifications
MMus in Advanced Composition (Distinction), Royal College of Music
BMus (Hons) specialising in violin performance and composition, Queen's University
Violin Grade 8 ABRSM (Distinction)
Piano Grade 7 ABRSM (Distiction)
Theory Grade 5 ABRSM (Distinction)
Douglas and Hilda Simmons Scholar 2008 - 2010
Ruaidhri Mannion's Expertise
I have 8 years of classroom and private teaching experience. ABRSM Violin and Piano from Beginner to Advanced. Excellent track record with GCSE, AS and A Level students in academic and composition modules on a variety of syllabi.