He has since been commissioned by many leading arts organisations for performers including the Ulster Orchestra, the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, the Lotus Quartet of Stuttgart, Opera Theatre Company and Raphael Wallfisch. In 2008 he toured China with pianist Archie Chen, who played his piano work Céimeanna. He holds an Arts Council major bursary to work on his first symphony. He is head of composition at the Royal Irish Academy of Music and a member of Aosdána. You can find out more about Kevin's music on the Contemporary Music Centre's website here.

Kevin O'Connell