"Kieran [...] not only delivered a diverse and fascinating program, but throughout every piece demonstrated an artistic conviction that was a joy to witness. The highlight of Kieran’s playing was his expressive and engaging performance of Nico Muhly’s Keep in Touch for viola and electronics. He prefaced it with an explanation of what the work means to him through its celebration of the LGBTQIA+ community – and his interpretation was not only skilful, but beautifully vulnerable [...] Kieran's set was a pleasure to watch."
CutCommon's Lily Bryant was at Kieran's last solo show (supporting we are breathing on their debut Australian tour), and had only rave reviews for his performance. Read the full review at www.cutcommonmag.com/live-review-lily-goes-to-see-we-are-breathing/, and keep an eye on all his upcoming performances here!
A "musical utopia for innovative musicians", the Bang on a Can Summer Festival is regarded as one of the leading contemporary music mentorship programs in the world. Kieran will return for his second year as a fellow this July, where he'll work and perform alongside Grammy and Pulitzer prize-winning composers Steve Reich, David Lang, Julia Wolfe, and internationally acclaimed musicians such as cellist Nick Photinos and pianist Vicky Chow.
For more information on the festival and a daily schedule, head to bangonacan.org/summer_festival.
Curated by Kieran, join Dots+Loops for a musical experience like no other: the Dots+Loops Companions Festival! Blurring electronica, jazz and classical into a completely new and captivating experience, the festival features world-renowned cellist Ashley Bathgate, brand new music from Big Dead, immersive virtuosity from Kupka's Piano, and Rosa Guitar Trio premiering two new pieces written just for the festival by Chris Perren and Brechtje.
Held in the chilled out warehouse at Cupo in Brisbane's Fortitude Valley, there's heaps of comfy spaces to hang out with friends, and a bar open all night. DJs Airport and Luke Cuerel will keep each night alive with a range of music following on from the rest of each program, while audience, performers and composers alike hang out in the in-venue afterparty.
Space is limited and tickets are moving fast, so grab yours now at trybooking.com/QAUG!
Performing with a post-genre ethos: a performance-led exploration of post-genre and indie classical music
Kieran joins fellow Brisbane string musician entrepreneurs Monique Bartkowiak and Annie Silva on the latest episode of Musicians Unmuted, covering topics such as merging classical training with other genres, non-traditional career paths, and mental health as a musician. Check it out on Soundcloud, and while you're at it, follow Musicians Unmuted on Facebook!