'“What’s wrong with leaving it nameless?”
Garrett Sholdice is an Irish composer currently based in Berlin and Dublin. His music has been described as possessing an 'exquisite delicacy' (The Irish Times).
Sholdice’s work has been performed by, amongst others, the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, violinist Ioana Petcu-Colan, Maya Homburger/Barry Guy duo, Gamelan Sekar Petak, Resurgam chamber choir, and pianist Aki Takahashi.
His music has been performed in Europe, North America and Japan, in venues/spaces including the National Concert Hall in Dublin, Issue Project Room in New York and Tsukuba Nova Hall in Japan.
Garrett Sholdice has studied with Donnacha Dennehy, Nicola LeFanu and William Brooks. In 2012 he completed a PhD in composition at the University of York under the supervision of William Brooks. More recently, he has received some private lessons from Kevin Volans.
During spring 2011 he was composer-in-residence at the Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris. In April 2011, and again in April 2012, he received Bursary Awards from the Irish Arts Council to enable him to ‘buy time’ to develop his practice as a composer.
He is a co-director of Ergodos, a Dublin-based production company, record label and music distributor that he founded with Benedict Schlepper-Connolly in 2006. Sholdice and Schlepper-Connolly co-curate and co-produce all Ergodos projects.
His music appears on the Trio Scordatura album Dubh, the Maya Homburger/Barry Guy duo album Star, and the Ergodos Musicians album I Call to You. All three albums are available from Ergodos Records (ergodos.ie). Am Koppenplatz, a solo piano prelude commissioned by Michael McHale, appears on McHale’s lyric fm release, The Irish Piano.
Projects for the first half of 2013 include: a choral commission for Resurgam's Russian Orthodox project, a new clarinet concerto for Jonathan Sage and Ergodos Musicians (to be premiered alongside the Mozart Clarinet Concerto), and a new string quartet for the RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet, commissioned by RTÉ.
(biography © Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland)
|Composer web site: http://www.garrettsholdice.ie/|