Gavin Maloney is Associate Principal Conductor of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra. He also has a long-standing relationship with the National Symphony Orchestra and Choirs. He received his training at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and the Mozarteum, Salzburg. At the age of 21 he successfully competed for the position of Assistant Conductor of the then RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra. He was the inaugural beneficiary of the Bryden Thomson Trust, through whose support he studied at the Danish National Opera and the Lucerne Festival Academy of Pierre Boulez.
Gavin has conducted all the leading orchestras and ensembles in Ireland. He has also conducted in Germany, France, Italy, and the UK. He has made many distinguished collaborations with artists including Gabriela Montero, Tara Erraught, Barry Douglas, Ailish Tynan, John O’Conor, Chloë Hanslip, Hugh Tinney and Sir James Galway. In 2017 Gavin featured for the first time in the International Concert Series of Dublin’s National Concert Hall, appearing with Maxim Vengerov, who has described him as ‘a great maestro’.
Gavin’s recordings, on the NMC and Lyric FM labels, have earned critical acclaim, including that of Gramophone magazine. His live recording of Nicola LeFanu’s Threnody (NMC) was recently released. Gavin has worked closely with Crash Ensemble and the EQ Ensemble, and for three years he directed the National Symphony Orchestra’s signature contemporary music series, Horizons. His ballet credits include Swan Lake with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and Ireland’s national ballet company. Gavin’s concerts have been broadcast by the BBC, RTÉ, the European Broadcasting Union, Shanghai East Radio, and radio stations in North America and Australia.
Gavin lectures in Conducting and Analysis at the RIAM.