Composer & Pianist
As a composer and performer, Ryan’s work has been performed to international audiences on four continents for over ten years. He has recorded as an accompanist on over a dozen albums and his repertoire spans numerous genres from traditional Irish music to contemporary classical music. Ryan’s compositional work has won several prizes and has been broadcast both nationally and internationally on BBC Radio 3, Radio Ulster, RTÉ Lyric FM, Radio 1 and Ráidió na Gaeltachta as well as on BBC 2, UTV and BBC World. Ryan’s compositional work was recently supported by a BBC Performing Arts Fund Fellowship and he is currently a lecturer in composition at Maynooth University. Innisfail, a CD of Ryan’s solo piano works, was released in 2016 by award-winning American pianist Alexander Bernstein.