As a composer and performer, Ryan’s work has been performed to international audiences on four continents for over ten years, including major concert venues such as Tanglewood (U.S.A.), Lucerne Hall, KKL (Switzerland), Kölner Philharmonie (Germany), Holywell Music Room (England) and Waterfront Hall (N. Ireland). In great demand as an accompanist, Ryan has recorded over a dozen albums and his repertoire spans numerous genres from traditional Irish music to contemporary classical music. The confluence of these two genres formed the basis of his PhD in composition at Queen's University, Belfast, studying under Simon Mawhinney and Piers Hellawell.
Ryan is currently a lecturer in acoustic composition at the National University of Ireland Maynooth. Ryan’s work is also supported by a BBC Performing Arts Fund Fellowship in association with Moving on Music. His recent compositions including Gortnagarn, Séamsur II and Third Epistle to Timothy, have been performed by EXAUDI Vocal Ensemble, Konvergence Ensemble and the Ulster Orchestra, amongst others. Ryan is currently working on Gealach Chríoch Lochlann, a new string quartet for BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists the Danish String Quartet, a new work for clarinettist Carol McGonnell and a new commission from the Concorde Ensemble. Ryan’s work has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and Radio Ulster, RTÉ Lyric FM, Radio 1 and Ráidió na Gaeltachta as well as on BBC 2, UTV and BBC World. Ryan is represented by the Contemporary Music Centre, Dublin.
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