Pierre o'Reilly composer
Pierre O’Reilly’s path to a career in music has been far from straightforward. Having served as 3rd and 2nd Navigating Officer in the Merchant Navy for over 4 years, he decided to pursue his passion of music. A graduate of the Royal College of Music and CIT Cork School of Music, Pierre is a London-based composer and producer, specialising in music for screen. In 2013, he was the recipient of The Worshipful Company of Musicians’ Silver Medal.
An Irishman with french blood, his career to date has seen him collaborate with Academy Award nominated director, Nicky Phelan and BAFTA nominated director, Eamonn O’Neill.
He has received commissions from soloists such as multi-Classic BRIT award winner and Gramaphone Artist of Year 2013, Alison Balsom, to compose a new work for Trumpet and loop pedal. It received its premiere at the 2015 Bristol Proms.
As Producer, his work includes the world premiere of Aliens Live (James Cameron's 1984 sci-fi motion picture with live orchestra) in 2016 and James Horner: A Life In Music in 2017, both taking place at London's Royal Albert Hall.
2018 sees the release of 'Conception'; a six-part series for the New York Times for which Pierre is composer on.