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Artist Profile:
Gavin Maloney

Gavin Maloney is one of Ireland’s foremost musicians. He is Associate Principal Conductor of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and has a long-standing relationship with the National Symphony Orchestra and Choirs.

After training at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and the Mozarteum Salzburg, at the age of 21, Gavin successfully competed for the position of Assistant Conductor of the then RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra. He was the inaugural beneficiary of the Bryden Thomson Trust, through whose support he studied at the Lucerne Festival Academy of Pierre Boulez.

Described by Maxim Vengerov as ‘a great maestro’, Gavin has conducted all the leading orchestras and ensembles in Ireland, as well as conducting in Germany, France, Italy, and the UK.

Gavin formerly directed the National Symphony Orchestra’s signature contemporary music series, Horizons. In 2024 he conducts world premieres of works by composers Deirdre Gribbin and Raymond Deane, and significant Irish premieres of music by John Rutter and Kaija Saariaho. His recordings on the NMC and RTÉ lyric fm labels have earned critical acclaim, including that of Gramophone magazine, and his concerts have been broadcast by the BBC, RTÉ, the European Broadcasting Union, Shanghai East Radio, and radio stations in North America and Australia.