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Conor Linehan – Musical Director

Conor Linehan is a pianist and composer based in Dublin.

He studied piano at the Royal Irish Academy of Music with Therese Fahy and, after graduating from Trinity College Dublin with a degree in Music and English, continued his piano studies in London with Professor Peter Feuchtwanger.

He has written scores for theatre companies including most recently DruidShakespeare for Druid Theatre, CoisCéim, the Abbey Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, National Theatre (London), Gate Theatre, Lyric Theatre Belfast, Liverpool Playhouse, Hampstead Theatre, The Corn Exchange and Siren Productions.  He was awarded the 2010 Irish Times Theatre Award (with Ben Delaney) for Best Sound Design for his score for The Last Days of a Reluctant Tyrant by Tom Murphy.  In the same year he was nominated for the Judges’ Special Award ‘for setting the standard for theatre composition’.

Conor has recently completed a solo piano commission for the renowned British pianist Joanna MacGregor which she performed on her recent  Irish tour.  Other performances include a string quartet for the London-based Elysian Quartet  and a Concerto for Piano and Jazz Ensemble for Therese Fahy and the RIAM jazz ensemble.

As a pianist he has performed with the National Symphomy Orchestra of Ireland,The RTE Concert Orchestra,The Dublin Philharmonic and The Crash Ensemble amongst others.

He has recorded CDs of German Cabaret music with the singer Eva Meier and recorded the Piano Concerto of the late American composer Don Ray with the Filharmonica Bulgarica and Derek Gleeson on the Albany label.  He gave the premiere of Ronan Guilfoyle’s Piano Concerto with NSO Ireland.

Conor is on the piano faculty of the Royal Irish Academy of Music and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Perfomance in association with Trinity College Dublin.