FEATURED YOUNG ARTISTS
We are delighted to announce the Featured Young Artists for HRSE's 2022/23 Season
Rohan Harron and Jack Reilly.
We are looking forward to getting to know Rohan and Jack and supporting these talented young musicians, offering performance opportunities and mentorship, in the season ahead.
Rohan Harron is a Dublin-based violinist and composer from Huddersfield, UK. He is a second year BMus student at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, studying violin under Sarah Sew and composition under Kevin O’Connell. Having performed in prestigious venues including the Royal Albert Hall and Bridgewater Hall, Rohan has also performed in numerous masterclasses as a soloist with Katherine Hunka, Jack Liebeck and other renowned players, and with members of the Navarra and Signum quartets as a chamber musician. As a composer, Rohan has previously written for the Ligeti Quartet and this year his music was performed in New Music Dublin as part of National Concert Hall’s Creative Lab scheme, where he studied with Emma O'Halloran. Rohan is passionate about contemporary music, and in particular performing works by under-represented composers, and he is so excited to be working with Hard Rain this coming year!
Jack Reilly is a horn player from the fishing village of Annalong, Co. Down, currently studying at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London under Sue Dent and Phil Munds. He has been principal horn of the Ulster Youth Orchestra since 2019 and is also principal of the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland. He is a three-time finalist of the Northern Ireland Young Musician of the Year Competition. At the Guildhall he has enjoyed playing with the Guildhall Symphony Orchestra in the Barbican Hall, with its prestigious contemporary ensemble, the Ubu Ensemble, and its opera orchestra. He was the first, and as of yet only, first-year student to reach the final of the Richard Bissill Horn Competition at Guildhall. He is a member of the Nuada Quintet, formed of close friends from his year at Guildhall, with whom he has particularly enjoyed performing works by Arnold, Bernstein, Hindemith and Ligeti.