Chris Moriarty Pearson

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Christopher Moriarty-Pearson recently graduated from The Royal Irish Academy of Music(RIAM)

where he studied music performance with John Finucane, Principal Clarinet of the National

Symphony Orchestra of Ireland.

In May of last year, he gave his debut performance in Carnegie Hall with the New York Sinfonietta

under conductor Paul Hostetter. Christopher has performed throughout Ireland appearing as guest

soloist with the Dublin Youth Orchestra, The RIAM Symphony Orchestra and Kildare County


He is also an accomplished composer, having had his works premiered by the RTÉ ConTempo

String Quartet and Kirkos Ensemble. In May of this year, he was elected chairperson of the Irish

Composer's Collective, engaging him in the staging and production of annual festivals and monthly

concerts of new works by Irish composers.

In 2016, two of Christopher's works were selected for premiere performance in both London and

New York. His setting of Richard Swanson's poem Baghdad Email was debuted in both London

(Guildhall School of Music) and New York (Juilliard School of Music) as part of the theatrical

production Drums and Guns. His tone poem for solo piano Shadows was premiered in London at

the The Princess Alexandra Hall, Royal Over-seas League in July 2016.

Committed to writing and performing his own music, Christopher most recently gave the premiere

of his Sonata for clarinet and piano at the RIAM in a masterclass with the world renowned

clarinetist and composer Jörg Widmann.