Donnacha Dennehy signs with Music Sales/G. Schirmer

Wednesday 11th May, 2016

Crash are delighted to announce that Music Sales Corporation (G. Schirmer, Inc. and Associated Music Publishers) have signed an exclusive agreement with Donnacha Dennehy.

With the signing, Donnacha becomes the newest composer to join the Music Sales Group. Kathy Schuman, Vice President and Artistic Director of G. Schirmer, Inc., said, "I have long been a fan of Donnacha's music and am thrilled to welcome this extraordinarily gifted composer into the Music Sales Group family." 

Donnacha says, "I am more than excited and honored to sign with G. Schirmer/Music Sales. They care deeply about new music (and have done so for a long time now), and it is a real privilege to join their roster." 

Donnacha is Crash Ensemble's founder and Artistic Partner, and his music has been performed internationally by Dawn Upshaw, Kronos Quartet, Alarm Will Sound, Bang On A Can, Third Coast Percussion, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Icebreaker, Contact, Percussion Group of the Hague, RTE National Symphony Orchestra, BBC Ulster Orchestra, and many others.

His recent opera, The Last Hotel, with a libretto by Enda Walsh, premiered at the Edinburgh International Festival in August 2015 and has since had runs at the Dublin Theatre Festival, the Royal Opera in London, and St Ann's Warehouse in New York. Tessellatum for violist Nadia Sirota, viol consort, and electronics, premiered in February 2016 at Symphony Space (NY) and will be released by Bedroom Community. A Nonesuch release of Dennehy's music entitled "Grá agus Bás," performed by Crash, was named one of NPR's "50 favorite albums" (in any genre) in 2011. He has been on the music faculty at Princeton University since 2014. 

You can see his page on Music Sales Classical here.