Conroy Adams-Merrigan

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Ensembles, Orchestras and Performances in Education: Hampshire County Youth Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra: Two years with String Training Orchestra Three years with main orchestra –1st violins Principle 2nd violins in Chamber Orchestra Hampshire County Youth Swing Trio, (two violins and double bass) – Funded by Hampshire Council - performing at Hampshire County Council Events. Several garden parties for the Bishop of Winchester, and in Germany. June 2014, played for Prince Edward and the Countess of Winchester at Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire Garden party. Finalists National Youth Music in Birmingham. Portsmouth Youth Orchestra – Leader St John’s College Orchestra – Leader Portsmouth Music Hub: Quartet, trio and duets with String Teachers. Solo Performances at concerts. Accompanied by Stromenti Quartet; JS Bach’s E major concerto Summer 2014 EYSM – Summer courses – Leader of the Orchestra – Rachmaninoff Symphony 2, Chabrier Espana, Berlioz Roman Carnival. Leader string quartet – Beethoven 6th quartet in B Major Concert for Albanian National TV – Mozart 5th Violin Concerto Founded Southsea Chamber Society; Trios, quartets and quintets. Performed for the Bishop, MP and Mayor of Portsmouth. Solent Symphony Orchestra – still guest playing Radio Interview and short recital – Express FM Portsmouth – September 2011 Interview and short recital – BBC Radio Solent July 2012 TV Recital on Albanian National TV – Mozart 5th Concerto Education St John’s College – Southsea – Music Scholarship The Purcell School of Music – scholarship – Teacher: Alda Dizdari Trinity Laban Conservatoire – 2 years - Teacher: Ofer Falk After attending conservatoire for two years, I decided along with professionals who knew me, to take a break; the environment was not conducive to my creativity and effected my emotional balance. The advice I received from my teacher at Purcell was that a Conservatoire would not suit my style of learning and would stifle my creativity; she was right. Since leaving I have worked on my performances and personal equilibrium and this has enabled me to grow and take advantage of offers to perform: Scherzo Opera – Co-Leader – Marriage of Figaro: performances at: Longhope Hampshire Charlton House Canary Wharf Concertos and solos: Mendelssohn Concerto Mozart Concerto nos 3 and 5 Bruch Concerto Tchaikovsky Concerto Sibelius Concerto Ysaye Sonata No 2 Ravel Tzigane Bach Concerto in E major Bruch Adagio Appassionato Bach Unaccompanied partita no 2 complete Chamber Concerts: Dvorak American Quartet Dvorak Double bass Quintet Debussy String Quartet Vaughan Williams Phantasy Quintet Shostakovich 8th Quartet Brahms Clarinet Quintet

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform with backing tracks
Classical, Film / TV music, Contemporary classical, Musical theatre, Fanfare, Classical crossover, Opera, Easy listening, Experimental, Noise music, Avant garde, Originals
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Sound technician, Producer, Songwriter, Lyricist, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Community music worker
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Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Upon request I can perform with piano and cello as a three part group, however the price will rise to fit the addition of two players.

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

This shouldn't be too much of a problem if you let me know in advance. I am usually very flexible so can fit around you!

How much time do you need to set up?

Not a huge amount of time. Mic's will need to be provided in which case i will only need however long that will take to set up- usually around 10-15 minutes sometimes 30.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

Yes! I ask everyone I play for to come up with pieces you would want to hear. I do not charge for additional requests if made early enough!

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

I do not bring mics as I have had them damaged or stolen in the past.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

I can if given enough warning. Pop and modern pieces are difficult to come by due to their copyright and so I need ample time to arrange it if I cannot find the music online or in my collection.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

I am told I am a very expressive player who i able to draw out every last drop of emotion and feeling from a page of music. I am there to make you feel special and not just be a player in a room.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I have performed at many different venues ranging from huge concert halls to small personal events. Notable venues include: Queen Elizabeth Hall London, Charlton House Hampshire, a performance for royalty in Winchester and many others.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

For me personally I am influenced by those who can show an audience why they love what they do. Violinists such as Perlman or Vengerov particularly stand out to me.

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

Probably performing for royalty in a Winchester Cathedral garden party in which myself and my group were the main attraction.