Wilson Ian

Ian Wilson (Northern Ireland, 1964) has written almost 200 works including operas, concertos, 20 string quartets, a range of orchestral and chamber music, and multimedia pieces.
His compositions have been performed and broadcast on six continents and presented at festivals including the BBC Proms, Venice Biennale, Gaudeamus, ISCM World Music Days, Cheltenham Festival, West Cork Chamber Music Festival, and Frankfurt Bookfair and at venues such as New York’s Carnegie Hall, London’s Royal Albert and Wigmore Halls, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw and Muziekgebouw, Vienna’s Musikverein, and Tokyo’s Suntory Hall. Ian has in recent years also worked with jazz musicians, Asian tabla and Chinese pipa players, sound artists, a death metal singer and traditional Irish singers.
In 1998 he was elected to Aosdána, Ireland’s State-sponsored body of creative artists, and in recent years he has been AHRB Research Fellow at the University of Ulster, Composer-in-Association with California’s Camerata Pacifica ensemble, and “An Foras Feasa” post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Dundalk Institute of Technology in Ireland. He was director of the Sligo New Music Festival from 2003 to 2011 and from 2010 to 2014 was Associate Composer with the Ulster Orchestra. In 2016 Ian was awarded a Major Individual Award by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
There are commercially-available recordings of nearly fifty of Ian’s works on labels including Diatribe, Riverrun, Black Box, Timbre, Guild, Meridian and Chandos. His music is published by Ricordi (London) and Universal Edition and his website address is www.ianwilson.ie
See also www.soundcloud.com/wilsonkul