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Ciarán Farrell

Irish composer Ciarán Farrell was born in Dublin, Ireland and graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 1997. Growing up he studied piano and clarinet at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, and later the guitar at the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama. He also studied with composer Ennio Morricone at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, Italy. He has worked with and received commissions from the BBC, RTÉ lyric fm, RTÉ Performing Groups, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, the Ulster Orchestra, Craig Ogden, The Smith Quartet, Gerard McChrystal, John Feeley, Feeley/Dowdall Duo, Damien Kelly, The Chatam Saxophone Quartet, Katie McMahon, Cois Ceim Dance Theatre, Irish Modern Dance Theatre, The Degani Ensemble, Concorde and Codetta amongest others. Ciarán has also composed music for a number of TV and film productions, and has received commissions from RTÉ, C4, Discovery, Littlebird, Café Productions and Non-Fiction Films. He has been the recipient of numerous music bursary and commission awards from the Arts Council of Ireland and his work is performed and broadcast regularly both at home and abroad. Ciarán was elected to Aosdána in March 2015

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