BIOGRAPHY

Tarik O’Regan has written music for a wide variety of ensembles and organizations; these include the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Sydney Dance Company, Chamber Choir Ireland, BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, and the Royal Opera House, London.

Currently he is working on a full-scale opera about the life of Lorenzo Da Ponte commissioned by Houston Grand Opera for 2019. This season sees the release of two recording projects: A Celestial Map of the Sky is a new album on the NMC label of orchestral music performed by the Hallé Orchestra; and on DVD/Blu-ray for EuroArts is Mata Hari, an evening-length ballet commissioned by the Dutch National Ballet and premiered in 2016.

Recorded on over 30 albums, and published exclusively by Novello & Co. Ltd, part of the Music Sales Group, his work has been recognized with two GRAMMY® nominations (including Best Classical Album), and both New York Times and Philadelphia Inquirer Best Classical Releases of the Year for Threshold of Night; the NEA Artistic Excellence Award, and a South Bank Sky Arts Award nomination for Heart of Darkness; a Gramophone Award nomination for Scattered Rhymes; and two British Composer Awards.

O’Regan has been appointed to the Fulbright Chester Schirmer Fellowship at Columbia University; a Radcliffe Institute Fellowship at Harvard; and positions at Trinity and Corpus Christi Colleges in Cambridge, the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and Yale. Currently he serves on the composition faculty of Rutgers University and is the Senior Fellow at the Center for Ballet and the Arts at New York University. A frequent television and radio broadcaster, O’Regan has written and presented two documentaries for BBC Radio 4: Composing LA (2012) and Composing New York (2010).

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Marion Ettlinger