Triskel pays tribute after death of composer John Gibson

Posted on Fri 2 September 2016

Triskel Arts Centre express condolences at the passing of Cork based Composer John Gibson who died unexpectedly Thursday, 1 September.

John Gibson
Triskel’s Artistic Director Tony Sheehan said, “John was a gentle, humorous and talented man, he was also a brilliant teacher. We were honored to have worked with him when we he was specially commissioned to write the new music for the opening night of Christchurch in April 2011.  John’s contribution made this landmark event a momentous night. He will be missed be the arts community in Cork and beyond.”

A Dublin native, John had lived in Cork since 1982. He is considered one of the country’s leading pianist-composers. John informed the careers of hundreds of musicians through his position as a Lecturer in Piano at the CIT Cork School of Music for 29 years.

John’s own performative career spans five decades. He has been played with the National Symphony Orchestra, the RTE Concert Orchestra and the Vanbrugh Quartet as well as in a solo capacity.

John is responsible for 90 compositions including a piece commissioned in 2010 by Cork City Council for “Christ Church Music”, which was performed at the official opening of Triskel Christchurch in April 2011.

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