Chris McCormack

Chris McCormack

Chris McCormack is an Irish composer, based in London.

His work has been performed internationally, by Crash Ensemble, players of the London Symphony Orchestra, Plus-Minus Ensemble, Exaudi, Liam Byrne, Ensemble Adesso, and others. Recent engagements include a commission by the Irish National Concert Hall and Crash Ensemble to create a new work - Like Elastic, for the New Music Dublin festival 2019, and a long-form piece for the pianist Andrew Zolinsky.

Chris studied composition with Dr. Richard Baker at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, supported by the Ralph Vaughan Williams Trust and the Guildhall School Trust, and at Trinity College, Dublin, with Dr. Donnacha Dennehy and Dr. Evangelia Rigaki.

In 2020, he began his doctorate at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he is studying with Professor Julian Anderson CBE, Dr. Simon Emmerson, and Dr. Nye Parry. Chris’ studies are generously supported by the Guildhall School Trust.

Chris is also a trained recording engineer, and is deeply fascinated by the elastic interface between acoustic and electronic media, and the influence that this can exert on harmony, form and timbre.

He is currently working on a new piece for the London Symphony Orchestra, as part of the 2020/21 Panufnik Scheme.

Biography

Chris McCormack is an Irish composer, based in London.

His work has been performed internationally, by Crash Ensemble, players of the London Symphony Orchestra, Plus-Minus Ensemble, Exaudi, Liam Byrne, Ensemble Adesso, and others. Recent engagements include a commission by the Irish National Concert Hall and Crash Ensemble to create a new work - Like Elastic, for the New Music Dublin festival 2019, and a long-form piece for the pianist Andrew Zolinsky.

Chris studied composition with Dr. Richard Baker at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, supported by the Ralph Vaughan Williams Trust and the Guildhall School Trust, and at Trinity College, Dublin, with Dr. Donnacha Dennehy and Dr. Evangelia Rigaki.

In 2020, he began his doctorate at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he is studying with Professor Julian Anderson CBE, Dr. Simon Emmerson, and Dr. Nye Parry. Chris’ studies are generously supported by the Guildhall School Trust.

Chris is also a trained recording engineer, and is deeply fascinated by the elastic interface between acoustic and electronic media, and the influence that this can exert on harmony, form and timbre.

He is currently working on a new piece for the London Symphony Orchestra, as part of the 2020/21 Panufnik Scheme.

Compilations with this composer

Compilations
Six Degrees of Separation Cover

Various: Six Degrees of Separation

NMC Recordings

Patrick John Jones, Christian DrewStef Conner, Emma-Kate Matthews, Chris McCormack, Alex Paxton

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