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Ciaran Crilly

Lecturer/Assistant Professor

School Of Music
Woodview House
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7163436
Email: ciaran.crilly@ucd.ie

Biography

Ciarán is Artistic Director of the UCD Symphony Orchestra, Artistic Director of the UCD Ad Astra Academy for the Performing Arts (Music), and Assistant Professor of Orchestral Conducting in the UCD School of Music, where he teaches courses on performance, analysis and modernism.

He was Principal Guest Conductor of the Dublin Symphony Orchestra (2003-06), Principal Conductor of the Dublin Orchestral Players (2007-15), and founding conductor of the Orchestra of the Irish National Youth Ballet. He is Director of the Orchestral Manoeuvres summer course at the Royal Irish Academy of Music and oversees conducting activities on the world-renowned MA in Scoring for Film and Visual Media at Pulse College.

Other conducting experience includes concerts/recordings with the Dublin Screen Orchestra, Savaria Symphony Orchestra, Miró Chamber Orchestra, Baden Sinfonietta, Dublin County Choir, Mornington Singers, Mannheim Uniorchester, EAR Ensemble, Hibernian Orchestra, Irish Film Orchestra, RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Dublin Baroque Players & RIAM Symphony Orchestra.

Ciarán holds degrees from King's College London (BMus), Goldsmiths, University of London (MA) and University College Dublin (PhD), studying violin at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and orchestral conducting at the Prague Conservatory of Music. He has participated in conducting master classes and competitions throughout Europe, including the 2005 Cadaqués Orchestra International Conducting Competition and the 2006 Besancon International Competition for Young Conductors (Highly Commended).


As a violinist and violist, he has also worked with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Irish Film Orchestra, Orlando Chamber Orchestra, Marlborough Baroque, Irish Sinfonia, and was a member of the Ensemble-in-Residence at the Hilltown New Music Festival.


Ciarán was a recipient of a prestigious Irish Research Council Scholarship, which enabled completion of his PhD thesis The (Syn)Aesthetics of Modernism: Music and Visual Art in the Early Twentieth Century (Lambert Academic Publishing, 2011). He has worked as an external examiner for Griffith College Dublin, DKIT, Pulse College and the Royal Irish Academy of Music. He has contributed to academic conferences in Ireland, the UK and the United States, and has published articles on the composers Erik Satie, György Ligeti and Bernard Herrmann. He has been a guest speaker on national radio and has presented The Lyric Concert on Lyric FM.

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2009.
Title: Arts Council of Ireland Travel & Training Award
Year: 1997.
Title: Arts Council of Ireland Conductor's Award
Year: 2014.
Title: Bord na Gaeilge UCD Award
Year: 2002.
Title: IRCHSS Scholarship
       

Conference Contributions

Crilly, Ciaran (2003) Painting, Colour and Narrative in the Music of Arnold Schoenberg. [Invited Oral Presentation], Colloquia Series, Wesleyan University, Connecticut , 12-AUG-03 - 12-AUG-03.
Crilly, Ciaran (2004) Erik Satie's Last Dance. [Oral Presentation], SMI Annual Conference, Queen's University Belfast , 01-JUL-04 - 04-JUL-04.
Crilly, Ciaran (2007) Ligeti's Music and the Films of Stanley Kubrick. [Oral Presentation], Remembering Ligeti, Liberty Hall, Dublin , 07-NOV-07 - 07-NOV-07.
Crilly, Ciaran (2015) Through a Glass Lightly: Erik Satie and the Refraction of Musical Thought. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Music, Intertextuality, and Inter-Art Forms in Third Republic France: Remembering Paul Dukas at 150, Maynooth University , 03-JUL-15 - 05-JUL-15.
Crilly, Ciaran (2003) Painting, Colour and Narrative in the Music of Arnold Schoenberg. [Oral Presentation], See Hear: A Symposium on Sound, Art and Modernity, Yale University , 08-AUG-03 - 09-AUG-03.
Crilly, Ciaran (2006) Sounding the Image: Musical and Cinematic Composition in Satie's Entr'acte. [Oral Presentation], Music and the Moving Image, University of Santa Barbara, California , 14-JAN-06 - 15-JAN-06.
Crilly, Ciaran (2014) Cinema Obscura: Schoenberg and Stravinsky's 'Music for no Film'. [Oral Presentation], Music and Screen Media, University of Liverpool , 24-JUN-14 - 26-JUN-14.
Crilly, Ciaran (2014) Cinema Obscura: Schoenberg and Stravinsky's 'Music for no Film'. [Oral Presentation], SMI Annual Conference, UCD , 06-JUN-14 - 08-JUN-14.

Committees

Committee : UCD Ad Astra Academy for the Performing Arts (Music)
Committee : UCD Symphony Orchestra Committee
Committee : UCD School of Music Staff-Student Committee
 

Education

Year 1997 Institution: Prague Conservatoire
Qualification: Diploma Subject: Orchestral Conducting
Year 1998 Institution: Goldsmith's College London
Qualification: MA Subject: Art History & Theory (20th Century)
Year 1993 Institution: King's College London
Qualification: BMus Subject: Music
Year 2008 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: PhD Subject:
       

Other Activities

Principal Guest Conductor of the Dublin Symphony Orchestra (2004-2007)
Guest conductor of the Hibernian Orchestra
Regular Guest Conductor of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra (2010-)
Principal Conductor of the Dublin Orchestral Players (2007-2015)

Publications

Books

Crilly, Ciaran (2012) The (Syn)Aesthetics of Modernism: Music and Visual Art in the Early Twentieth Century. Saarbrucken: Lambert. [Details]

Book Chapters

Crilly, Ciaran (2014) 'UCD Symphony Orchestra: The First Ten Years' In: Wolfgang Marx (eds). 100 Years of Music at UCD: A Centenary Festschrift. Dublin: UCD School of Music. [Details]
Ciaran Crilly (2011) 'The Bigger Picture: Ligeti's Music and the Films of Stanley Kubrick' In: Louise Duchesneau & Wolfgang Marx (eds). György Ligeti: Of Foreign Lands and Strange Sounds. UK: Boydell & Brewer. [Details]
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

Crilly, Ciaran (2014) 'Review of POTTER, Caroline (ed), Erik Satie: Music, Art and Literature (Farnham: Ashgate, 2013)'. Modern & Contemporary France, . [Details]

Other Journals

Crilly, Ciaran (2010) 'Review: Hitchcock's Music' Music, Sound, and the Moving Image . [Details]
                                                                                                                   

Research

Research Interests

Research interests include interactions between music and visual art, film music and the collaborative oeuvre of Erik Satie. PhD thesis (2008), entitled The (Syn)Aesthetics of Modernism, was an examination of the impact of visual art on music in the early twentieth century, with particular reference to Schoenberg's Five Orchestral Pieces and Satie's score for the 1924 Rene Clair film Entr'acte.


     

Teaching

Teaching Philosophy

My teaching is primarily concerned with artistic interfaces, whether this means between music and other art forms (plastic arts, literature, film) or music performance and musicology.
 

Enhancement of Teaching

Review and Enhancement of Curriculum

Developing as a Teacher

Innovation & Leadership