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Piers

Connor

Kennedy

Composer

Piers Connor Kennedy is a Welsh-Irish composer based in Suffolk. His music has been performed internationally by ensembles including the Ligeti Quartet, the Choir of Westminster Abbey, Ex Cathedra, and The Gesualdo Six, and has featured in various BBC Radio 3 programmes and at The Welsh Proms.

 

Specialising in vocal and instrumental composition, Piers has received commissions from The Three Choirs Festival, the Edington Music Festival, Sansara, The Choir of St John's College Cambridge, Ensemble Pro Victoria, and Christ Church Cathedral Choir Oxford - the latter four of which have made recent recordings of his music.

Recent commissions include Mobile for pianist Sam Mitchell (recorded by Corelli Recordings), In the Midst for Sansara with violinist Julian Azkoul (recorded by Apple Music’s Platoon label), Nowel el el for Ensemble Pro Victoria and harpist Cecily Beer (recorded by Delphian), and five flowers for Hugh Cutting - co-commissioned by BBC Radio 3 and Wigmore Hall.

Current projects include a song cycle for Guy Cutting to be premiered at Crete Senesi Fetival in July 2024, and anthems for the choirs of Salisbury, Wells, and Truro Cathedrals. Piers recently completed his DPhil in Composition, supervised by Prof. Martyn Harry, at St Cross College Oxford, where he held the Hélène La Rue Scholarship in Music.

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