Fergus Johnston

Composer

1959 –

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Who is Fergus Johnston?

Fergus Johnston is an Irish composer and member of Aosdána. He studied for both a degree in music and a Master's Degree in Music and Media Technology at Trinity College Dublin and has a PhD in composition from the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. His output includes works for both orchestra and smaller ensemble, some works which include electronics, and 2 opera.

Johnston's music has been performed at many venues and festivals including the 1985 Asolo Musica Festival in Italy organised by the European Community Youth Orchestra, the 1996 International Society for Contemporary Music Festival, the 2001 Sonorities Festival of Contemporary Music in Belfast, and Radio Teilifís Éireann's 2005 Living Music Festival. His use of system is unusual among Irish composers, his compositional process typically including a significant element of pre-planning.

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Born
1959
Republic of Ireland
Nationality
  • Republic of Ireland
Education
  • Trinity College, Dublin

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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