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Universal Edition - David Fennessy
Bedford and Fennessy shortlisted for the British Composer Awards
Luke Bedford’s Renewal and David Fennessy’s Hauptstimme have both been shortlisted for the 20 [...]
ICWID! interview with David Fennessy
Thomas Butler of I’ll Cadence When I Die has recently invited David Fennessy to talk about the [...]
World première of Fennessy’s Letter to Michael
The world première of David Fennessy’s Letter to Michael takes place at the 60th Cork Internat [...]
US première of David Fennessy’s 13 Factories
The US première of 13 Factories for ensemble and electronics takes place on 20 April 2013 at the MA [...]
New work by David Fennessy
David Fennessy's latest work 5 Hofer Photographs for violoncello solo will receive its world premiè [...]
David Fennessy joins Universal Edition
Following a first contract for his work This is How it Feels (Another Bolero), David Fennessy has no [...]
David Fennessy receives Paul Hamlyn Award 2010
Composer David Fennessy has received a prestigious Paul Hamlyn Award at the 2010 Awards Ceremony. [...]
David Fennessy (b. 1976 Maynooth) 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 Fennessy moved to Glasgow to study for his Masters Degree at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama with James MacMillan. He was later invited to join the composition faculty and has held a teaching post there since 2005.
Fennessy was shortlisted for the Gaudeamus Music Prize in Amsterdam in both 2000 and 2006 and was a finalist for the Philharmonia’s composition [...]
Pass the Spoon
"A zany, warm-hearted sort-of pantomime held together by some extremely good music and expert comic delivery."
(Kate Molleson, The Guardian)