Killian Farrell | Assistant Conductor

Assistant Conductor

Killian Farrell

Biography

Killian Farrell, Irish conductor and pianist, has been engaged at Theater Bremen since September 2017, where he currently serves as Assistant to the General Music Director. At Theater Bremen he has conducted a wide repertoire including Dvořák’s Rusalka and Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District. In the coming season he will conduct a revival of Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, and will also conduct The Magic Flute and Fidelio, among other productions. He studied musicology in Trinity College Dublin, followed by training as a Young Artist at the National Opera Studio in London. Further artistic impulses came from his time as a Britten-Pears Young Artist in Aldeburgh and as a Laureate of the Académie du Festival d’Aix en Provence. Prior to leaving Ireland Killian worked as chorus master, répétiteur and assistant conductor for all of Ireland’s major opera companies, including large-scale productions of Nixon in China and Il Barbiere di Siviglia for Wide Open Opera. As a piano accompanist his engagements have included performances at the Aldeburgh Festival and Royal Overseas League.