Patrick Stephen O'Connor

// bio

Patrick Stephen O’Connor (1988) grew up in Cork, Ireland and first began music making in his youth with numerous local bands and musicians. In 2011 he completed his Bachelor in Music in the Cork School of Music with a first class honours focusing on Composition and Music Technology applications. In recent years Patrick has enjoyed opportunities to collaborate with renowned musicians such as Katherine Hunka of the Irish Chamber Orchestra and percussionists Noel Eccles and Alex Petcu. As part of his Masters studies Patrick has also worked closely with tutor and composer Charles Stephen Lawrence Parker as well as studying in the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Graz, Austria. Here he studied under the guidance of renowned composer and conductor Gerd Kühr as well interaction with other influential composers such as Georg Friedrich Haas.

Current creative endeavours include the recent completion of "Trance: In Nomine" for recorder ensemble, which was performed recently in Bloomsbury Cathedral, London; the composition of a large scale work for Viola and Piano and the completion of an orchestral work titled ‘A String Vibrates in the Mist’. In addition to this Patrick is also producing a podcast series which explores many different cultural and aesthetic aspects of classical and contemporary music. He currently lives in Vienna, Austria.!


// recent works

Performed at ICC concerts

Sonatina for Solo Guitar (John O'Shea, Sept 2011)
Tango for Viola, Cello and Doublebass (SoundSet Low Trio, Oct 2011)

Other:

Prelude & Waltz (Solo Guitar) 2009
Variations based on a theme by Zoe Conway (Diversus Guitar Ensemble) 2009
Prelude No. 1 (Orchestra) 2009
Prelude No. 2 '...of Insidious Intent...' (Orchestra) 2010
Suite for Guitar and Orchestra (Orchestra, Guitar and Soprano) 2011
Evocation and Kings Serenade (Soprano and Ensemble) 2011
Tiger's Grave (Percussion Trio) 2011
Yesterday was Summer (Orchestra) 2011
Triptych (Solo Violin) 2012
Sanctus (SATB) 2012
Pharaon: A Fanfare (Brass Ensemble) 2012
A String Vibrates in the Mist (Orchestra) 2013/2014
Trance: In Nomine (6 Recorders) 2014