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"A conductor with fire in his belly."

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Biography

Since winning awards at the Besançon International Competition for Young Conductors, France (1980), as well as the Hungarian Television International Conductors’ Competition (1983), Franco-Irishman Robert Houlihan’s career has taken him to conduct leading orchestras in France, Great Britain, Ireland, Germany, Luxembourg, Denmark, Holland, Spain, Portugal, Slovenia, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Cuba, Mexico, Venezuela and South Africa.  It was in July 2000 that Robert made his American debut conducting at the ‘Mozart Festival’ at Woodstock, Illinois USA.

Performances

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Next Event:

08 January 2023

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Media

As well as performing the works of major Irish composers, at home and abroad, Robert Houlihan’s work is also featured on the Marco Polo and Lyric FM labels.
ALBUMS & CDs

Teaching

Robert Houlihan, sought by students both in Ireland and abroad, offers tuition (groups and one-to-one) at Practical Conducting Workshops at his home in Kerry.

“Robert Houlihan is an excellent, clear teacher and is very encouraging, no matter what your experience or standard. Also very entertaining!”

Sharon Nye

- Lecturer in Cello, Cork School of Music

Orchestral Training

A former professional bassoonist and orchestral player, Robert Houlihan has been invited to train students and youth orchestras in Ireland, the U.K. and Europe.

"The things that distinguish this conductor are the attributes he has in addition to musical talent, fine baton technique, excellent ear, large repertoire, and wide experience: he has those rare qualities of personality, perspective, caring, and integrity that wears really well with orchestras long-term"

George Hurst

International Conductor, and Renowned Teacher (1926 - 2012)

Contact

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