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John Molloy

Reinbert de Leeuw

John Molloy comes from Birr in Ireland, and studied at the DIT Conservatory of Music & Drama, Dublin and the Royal Northern College of Music, where he received the PPRNCM Diploma. Recent engagements include Arthur The Lighthouse with Nationale Reisopera, Le Commandeur de Beaupré Le Cour De Célimène at Wexford and Masetto Don Giovanni with English National Opera. This season he will perform Luca The Bear for Opera Northern Ireland.

Born in Amsterdam, Reinbert de Leeuw has a wideranging career as a conductor, composer and pianist.


John has worked with many opera companies in Ireland and the UK including Opera North, Opera Ireland and D’Oyly Carte Opera Company. He has also performed at The Farmleigh Proms and the Sir Malcolm Sergeant Festival in London. His operatic roles include Sarastro The Magic Flute, Snug A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Colline La Boheme and Tiger Brown The Threepenny Opera. Recent concert appearances include the Australian premiere of Van Gogh – The Opera with Crash Ensemble at the Canberra International Festival of Music and Haydn’s Creation in The Hague with Continuo Rotterdam. John has also appeared with The National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, RTE Concert Orchestra, London Gala Orchestra and The Goldberg Ensemble. Oratorio repertoire includes the Requiems of Verdi, Mozart, Bruckner, Duruflé and Schumann, Haydn’s Creation and Nelson Mass, Vaughan Williams’ The First Nowell and Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius.


Since 1974, Reinbert has been conductor and music director of the Schoenberg Ensemble. He was guest Artistic Director of the Aldeburgh Festival (1992) and was Artistic Director of the Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music (1994–98). Reinbert is a regular guest in most European countries and the United States, where he also lectures at the Juilliard School of Music in New York. He was Artistic Advisor for the contemporary music series of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra from 2000–04. His recordings as a pianist have won many prizes, including the Dutch Edison, the Premio della critica discografica Italiana, the Grand Prix of the Hungarian Liszt Society and the Diapason d’Or. He has also made some 30 recordings as a conductor, covering a wide range of repertoire by composers including Messiaen, Stravinsky, Janáček and Reich. In 1994 Reinbert de Leeuw was made Honorary Doctor at the University of Utrecht and is Professor at the University of Leiden.  Reinbert has been co-founder and from 2001-2010, Artistic Director of the Summer Academy, the international orchestra and ensemble academy of the Netherlands’ National Youth Orchestra. His 2006 performance of Messiaen’s Des Canyons aux Etoiles with the Summer Academy Orchestra received the ‘Angel’ award for the best performance during that year’s Edinburgh Festival.


Igor Stravinsky: Renard  

The programme to our Igor Stravinsky: Renard concert at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London on 10 February 2013.

Igor Stravinsky: Renard  

The programme to our Igor Stravinsky: Renard concert at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London on 10 February 2013.