Ruaidhri Mannion 17 Oliver Close, Strand on the Green, Chiswick, London W4 3RL
+44 (0)79 2114 6517
BIO Ruaidhri Mannion (b.1985) 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 read his BMus at Queen's University in Belfast, beginning his composition studies with Piers Hellawell. His work has been performed extensively in the UK, Ireland, Sweden and Switzerland by renowned solists and ensembles at venues such as King's Place, Cadogan Hall, the Sonic Arts Research Centre, National Portrait Gallery and the Konservatorium Bern. In 2009 he won the Royal College of Music concerto competition and was selected as an RCM Rising Star. Ruaidhri's avant-pop remix 'Mosaic Manifesto' features on the Mercury Quartet's debut album, Mercury Acoustic, released on Nonclassical // Naxos. Recent commissions and projects include 'Occupy the Pianos' for two pianos and electronics, commissioned by the Association du Concours Nicati and premiered at the Bern Biennale by the award-winning Francoise-Green piano duo, and a place at the EXPERIMENTALSTUDIO Academy at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, focussing on his work in live electronics. Ruaidhri has had private lessons and participated in public masterclasses with Hanspeter Kyburtz, Frederic Rzewski, Simon Holt, Fabio Nieder, Dániel Péter Biró, Detlef Heusinger and Mark-Anthony Turnage. He was selected for PRSF's New Music Incubator project, collaborating with other leading musicians and culminating in artistic residencies in the UK and Sweden. The Contemporary Music Centre of Ireland publishes Ruaidhri's work as a composer.
SELECTION OF RECENT PERFORMANCES AND PREMIERES ‘Occupy the Pianos’ – A 30-minute work for 2 pianos, electronics and 8 loudspeakers, commissioned by the Association du Concours Nicati. Performed by the Francoise-Green piano duo at the Bern Biennale, Switzerland on 14th of September 2012. ‘No trouble in South Kensington’ – Work for solo violoncello, performed by Corentin Chassard ay Thornham Magna Festival, England on 14th of July 2012. ‘Untitled Sound Installation’ – Installation for 10 speakers premiered at the NY Danat Festival, Luleå, Sweden on 23rd April 2012. Culmination of PRSF New Music Incubator Residency and collaboration with Edmund Finnis, Lucy Railton, Erik Peters and Mark Fell. ‘Pearly’ – Work for solo piano and electronics. Performed by Joseph Houston at St James Picadilly, London on 26th of March 2012.