Dónal Rafferty: Composer

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I compose and produce music - my passion in life!

I was born in Dublin Ireland and have been obsessed with creating music ever since hearing Beethoven’s 5th symphony on my grandfather’s stereo when I was 6 years old! My childhood musical education began with singing with The Palestrina Choir at age 7, when I also began studying piano, clarinet, and music theory at The College of Music in Dublin.

I've dedicated a substantial portion of my life to studying music formally. After completing a degree in Engineering (Trinity College Dublin, 2004) I completed a Music bachelor's degree (National University of Ireland Maynooth, 2007) and a Master’s degree in music composition (King’s College London, 2009). I'm an alumni of the IMRO Irish Composition Summer School (2007) and also hold diplomas in piano performance and music theory from London College of Music and Trinity College London.

My music has been performed by ensembles such as Lontano, Concorde, The Penbridge Trio, and the Charleston Symphony Orchestra in Ireland, the UK, and in the USA. My quintet Aquastrata (2005) was awarded the IMRO Award for Chamber Ensemble composition in 2010. 2 of my Choral Études were premiéred by the Taylor Festival Choir in Charleston, SC, USA in 2010. Most recently, I composed and produced the score to the The Queen Who Cancelled Christmas theatre production which premiéred in Dublin, Ireland in December 2018.

I relocated to the USA in 2013 following time in London and now reside in California where I'm working on establishing a career as a composer, with a particular focus on scoring for visual media. I'm a member of ASCAP.
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