10th Arturo Toscanini Conducting Competition

Ciarán McAuley will be conducting the Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini in the semifinals of the 10th Arturo Toscanini Conducting Competition. The semifinals and finals take place in Parma (Italy) from 23 - 28 October 2017. You can find the press release here.

Review: Südwestdeusches Kammerorchester Pforzheim

'Der 33-jährige Ciarán McAuley sprüht beim Dirigieren vor Energie. Seine Leidenschaft wirkt ansteckend; er weiß, was er will, und setzt es zielsicher um.' Read more.

Review: Südwestdeusches Kammerorchester Pforzheim

'Ein nicht nur “ausgezeichnetes“ Talent (Sonderpreis Deutscher Dirigentenpreis 2015), das den Taktstock erhebt, sondern auch einer, dessen tief empfundene Freude an der Musik sich offen auf seinen lebhaften Gesichtszügen spiegelt.' Read more.

Review: Camerata Salzburg

'Darin bewies [McAuley] ein gutes Gespür für bildhafte Momente[...]. Besonders die Konzertouvertüre zur "Schönen Melusine" von Mendelssohn gefiel durch die exquisite Klangfarbenverteilung und einen eleganten Fluss, Schumanns "Ouverture, Scherzo und Finale", op. 52, nicht minder rar, erzeugte insgesamt ritterlichen Schwung und ein gut gestaffeltes konzertantes Panorama.' Read more.

Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award

Ciarán McAuley has been selected as a finalist for the Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award. The finals will be held in Salzburg in August 2016, where Ciarán will conduct a program with the Camerata Salzburg on the 5th August. You can find more information here.

RTÉ Lyric FM Broadcast

Lyric FM broadcast of this summer's concert with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra performing works by Bodley, Beethoven and Copland. Listen here and read more details about the program here.

RTÉ Lyric FM Broadcast

This summer's lunchtime concert with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, broadcast on RTÉ Lyric FM. A program of Berlioz, Franck and Ravel featuring pianist Máire Carroll and conducted by Ciarán McAuley. (Concert begins at 03:05:00 of the broadcast.)

Review: Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra

'Each of the eight variations was crafted with care and attention to detail. The introduction of the theme in the woodwinds accompanied by pizzicato strings revealed McAuley’s command of detail.' Read more.

German Conductor Prize

Ciarán McAuley was a finalist and prize winner of the 2015 German Conducting Competition, working with Konzerthausorchester Berlin. Articles and interviews from the competition can be found on Deutscher Musikrat Mitteilung and Klassik.com (articles in German).

BFM Interview

Interview by Soon Heng Lim on BFM 89.9, Malaysia's Business Station. Ciarán McAuley talks music, conducting and the upcoming MPO season.


Review: Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra

'McAuley gave clear and incisive direction from the podium, and the orchestra was highly responsive. Throughout there was a keen sense of rhythmic integrity; each of the movements retained a sense of momentum, but the melodies were never breathless nor rushed.' Read more.

Review: Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra

'Irish conductor Ciaran McAuley opened the concert leading the orchestra in the “Pas de Six” from Britten’s 1957 ballet “Prince of the Pagodas.” McAuley’s minimal but precise gestures drew a fiery account of the virtuosic music[...].' Read more.

Review: Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra

'Ciarán McAuley [...], performed these dances with passion, conviction, and energy; there was great coherence across all the sections of the orchestra, and a remarkable clarity and precision to the entire performance. [...] McAuley proved himself an agile and expressive conductor, and the orchestra responded unstintingly.' Read more.