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Morgan Buckley

Biography:

Morgan Buckley is a member of Magdalene College and a PhD student in the Faculty of Music, funded by the Richard Carne Trust. His PhD, ‘Creative Performer Agency in the Collaborative Compositional Process’ examines the nature and extent of performer creativity in contemporary composition for guitar under the supervision of Prof Ian Cross. The thesis generalizes to the long-twentieth-century guitar repertoire, the growing body of musical artistic research and creativity research literature.

Morgan received his performance degrees from the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama (distinction, placed first), Trinity College, London (fellowship, highest award distributed by the college), and the Royal College of Music, London (distinction, placed first in year one).

Morgan is now a guitar tutor at Newcastle University and Lecturer in Creative Studies at Carlow College.

Commissions

The Church Bells of Yenikoy, Gilbert Biberian, 2018
Untitled, Gráinne Mulvey, 2018
Untitled, Peter Wyer, 2018

Talking Drums, Stephen Goss, 2016
Two Études and a Fantasy on African Rhythms, Mark Delpriora, 2016
Soliloquy no.5, Edwin Roxburgh, 2015
Grimm Tales, David Knotts, 2015
Hue and Chroma, Gráinne Mulvey, 2015
With the Ideal Comes the Actual, Kate Honey 2015
Ohrwurm, Kate Honey, 2014
Incidental Guitar Music, Arild Suarez Stenberg, 2014
Resonance piece #1 falling, rising, rising, falling, Louis d’Heudieres, 2013

Two Studies for two guitars, Mateus Alves, 2012

Awards

2013-6, Lincoln Award, Magdalene College, University of Cambridge
2015, Dorothy Kolbert Prize, Magdalene College, University of Cambridge
2013, Prizewinner, Ivor Mairants Guitar Award, Worshipful Co. of Musicians
2012, Guitar Prize, Royal College of Music
2012, Rising Star, Royal College of Music
2011, Anne Leahy Prize for Research,  DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama
2011, Patrick Flood Trophy, DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama
2011, Conservatory Study Prize, DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama
2011, Contemporary Irish Guitar Cup, Royal Dublin Society Feis Ceoil
2011, RTÉ Lyric FM Bursary, Sligo Feis Ceoil
2010, Guitar Bach Prize, Royal Dublin Society Feis Ceoil
2010, Senior Guitar, Royal Dublin Society Feis Ceoil

Colleges, Departments and Institutes

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