Breifne Holohan

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Breifne Holohan is a composer and musician from Drogheda, County Louth. A graduate from Dundalk Institute of Technology with a B.A. in Applied Music (2010), he specialised in composition under Dr. Ian Wilson. Other studies include private tuition with David Stalling and attendance at the Irish Composition Summer School in 2010 with Kevin Volans as guest composer. As both a composer and musician he has won a number of awards including the Bill Whelan International Music Bursary for Young Composers (2004). His music has been performed in various universities and institutes such as Queen’s University Belfast, NUI Maynooth, St. Patrick’s College Drumcondra, DIT (Dublin) and DKIT (Dundalk). A regular performer of his own work, he has also had his music performed by various ensembles and soloists such as the ConTempo Quartet, John O’ Shea, Mary McCague and Paul Roe.