David Fennessy, Composer

David Fennessy, composer (* 1976 in Maynooth, Co Kildare) began his musical life as guitarist in a school rock band but had no formal musical training until the age of fifteen when he decided to study classical guitar. He became interested in composition whilst studying for his undergraduate degree at the Dublin College of Music. In 1998 David moved to Glasgow, Scotland to study for his Masters Degree at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama with James MacMillan. He himself taught composition there between 2003 and 2006.

David's music has been performed all around Ireland and Great Britain, Europe, Australia, South America and the United States by groups including the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, members of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Hebrides Ensemble (Scotland), Paragon Ensemble (Scotland), Endymion Ensemble (London), Irish National Chamber Choir, Concorde, Castagneri Quartet (France), Zephyr Quartet (Netherlands), Synchronia (U.S.A) and Trio Gragnani (Australia) and has been broadcast by R.T.E. and B.B.C.

David is a founding member of KEN, a two day exhibition of new music and visual art which had its first outing in December 2004 at the Cottiers Theatre in Glasgow.

Updated: 2010-09-27

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