School Of Music
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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.
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.
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
|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.|
|Committee : UCD Ad Astra Academy for the Performing Arts (Music)|
|Committee : UCD Symphony Orchestra Committee|
|Committee : UCD School of Music Staff-Student Committee|
| 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:
|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)
|Crilly, Ciaran (2012) The (Syn)Aesthetics of Modernism: Music and Visual Art in the Early Twentieth Century. Saarbrucken: Lambert. [Details]|
|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]|
|Crilly, Ciaran (2010) 'Review: Hitchcock's Music' Music, Sound, and the Moving Image . [Details]|
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.
|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.|