Peter Fahey is an Irish composer. He studied at the Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland, at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England, at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and, as an exchange scholar, at Columbia University, New York; further studies at the Aspen Music Festival and School (USA), Darmstadt (Germany), the Irish Composition Summer School, Royaumont Voix nouvelles (France), Tactus (Belgium), and the Wellesley Composers Conference (USA). His music has been performed by ensembles such as the American Composers Orchestra conducted by Robert Spano (Carnegie Hall, Underwood Commission), the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, Continuum, Crash Ensemble, Ensemble Musiques Nouvelles, Ensemble Recherche, the Festival Chamber Orchestra (Ithaca), the iO Quartet, the Players Chamber Ensemble, the PM Ensemble, the Royal Northern College of Music Symphony Orchestra, and Talea Ensemble; soloists have included Tony Arnold, Philip Higham, and Chi-Chen Wu. He has been a fellow at The MacDowell Colony, New Hampshire, a guest artist at Yaddo in Saratoga Springs, New York, the Franz Liszt Stipendiat in the city of Weimar, Germany, and a resident artist at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig, Ireland.
Click here to listen back to RTÉ Lyric FM’s broadcast (30.06.16) of Crash Ensemble’s “Free State 9” concert at the National Concert Hall, Dublin, featuring “Labourd” for solo piano and ensemble (begins ca. 00:10:43).
Click here to read John McLachlan’s review of the concert in the The Journal of Music.
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