Donnacha Dennehy Guest Composer 2022

Donnacha Dennehy’s music has featured in festivals and venues throughout the world such as the Edinburgh International Festival; Carnegie Hall, New York; Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam; Barbican, London; and BAM, New York among many others.In addition to The Hunger, recent large-scale pieces include two operas with the writer Enda Walsh, The Last Hotel and The Second Violinist; Broken Unison for So Percussion (co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall and Cork Opera House); Overcasting(commissioned by the LA Phil); Tessellatumfor Nadia Sirota, Liam Byrne and microtonal viol consort; and pieces for Dawn Upshaw, Third Coast Percussion, Kronos Quartet, and the Doric Quartet. He continues to maintain a close artistic connection with the group he founded, Crash Ensemble, and they feature in his opera, The Second Violinist, whichwon the 2017 Fedora Prize for Opera (Salzburg/Paris). Portrait albums of his music have been released by Nonesuch, New Amsterdam, Cantaloupe, NMC and Bedroom Community. Dennehy left his native Ireland to join the music faculty at Princeton University in 2014. His music is published by G. Schirmer, New York.