We're Crash -
Ireland's leading new music ensemble
A group of world-class musicians who play the most adventurous, ground-breaking music of today.
Crash are innovative, adventurous and ambitious.
Led by our cellist and Artistic Director, Kate Ellis and Principal Conductor, Ryan McAdams, we commission, collaborate, explore, investigate and experiment with a broad spectrum of music creators and artistic collaborators. We love to innovate, with quality always at the heart of everything we do.
We are passionate about the music we play. We create experiences; exploring new ways of presenting music and bringing our audiences on new adventures.
Community for us is key - our community inspires us to create and experiment more. We value our audiences and our connection with them.
We perform both in Ireland and internationally. Our music is available on our own label, Crash Records and we have recordings on Nonesuch, Cantaloupe, NMC, Ergodos and Bedroom Community labels.
Crash Ensemble is strategically funded by the Arts Council of Ireland, revenue funded by Dublin City Council and is a resident ensemble at the National Concert Hall in Dublin, Ireland and Kilkenny Arts Festival, Ireland.