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Premiere of Still Life IV: Undercurrents at Kirkos Ensemble Launch Concert

  • St Anne's Church Dawson Street Dublin Ireland (map)

Kirkos Ensemble is a dynamic new contemporary-music ensemble founded by students of the Royal Irish Academy of Music. Kirkos is generously supported by the RIAM, but is run entirely (both artistically and administratively) by students, making it the RIAM’s only student-run ensemble.

Dublin is lucky enough to possess a new-music scene which punches well above its weight internationally, but what is missing here is the opportunity for young people to be involved in the music of today. Kirkos Ensemble has a mission to promote the performance of contemporary music by the country’s best young performers, and to provide a platform for young composers to have their works performed well. What makes Kirkos unique is our access to the RIAM’s pool of Ireland’s top emerging performers. 

Kirkos Ensemble’s launch concert will be on 17th April at 8pm in St Ann's Church, Dawson Street. They will be performing works by students, teachers and alumni of the RIAM. Admission will be free and the concert will include seven world premieres, an Irish premiere and prize-winning composers and performers in a programme showcasing the huge variety in the output of the RIAM's composers. 


Kevin O’Connell - Where Should this Music Be
Emma O’Halloran - Truth and Beauty
Edgar Grunewald - After Dark
Robert Coleman - Still Life IV
Fergal Mulloy - The Invading Sun

Bill McGrath - Prelude and Fugue
Nori Krupp - Haunted Tracks
Breffni O’Byrne - Stiallach
Sebastian Adams - Work for Quintet

works will be interspersed with field recordings by Jonathan Nangle