News & Reviews
1 May 2017 - Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music Conductors Workshop led by Cristian Macelaru
Ryan has been invited to participate in the upcoming Cabrillo Festival Conductors Workshop in Santa Cruz, California.
3 April 2017 - Contemporary Music Symposium led by Alan Gilbert
Ryan has been invited to attend the Conductor's Guilds' new music symposium led by Alan Gilbert featuring the New York Philharmonic and composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir.
29 March 2017 - Contemporary Music Conducting Masterclass led by Susanna Mälkki
Ryan is one of just eight conductors invited to participate in a conducting masterclass led by Maestra Mälkki (Principal Guest Conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic & Musical America's 2017 Conductor of the Year) and featuring members of the IEMA (International Ensemble Modern Academy) at the Time of Music Summer Academy in Finland. Check back for updates!
20 March 2017 - RYAN MURRAY WINS THE AMERICAN PRIZE
Ryan Murray is the winner of the 2016/17 American Prize in Opera Conducting (Professional Division) for his highly lauded production of A Streetcar Named Desire.
7 February 2017 - The American Prize: CONDUCTOR finalists
Ryan Murray has been announced as a finalist for the American Prize in Youth Orchestra Conducting for his work with the Modesto Symphony Youth Orchestra! Final results coming soon!
9 September 2016 Ernst Bacon Memorial Award: Semi-finalists Announced
Ryan Murray has been selected as a semi-finalist for The American Prize: Ernst Bacon Memorial Award for the Performance of American Music - Professional Division - for his 2016 production of Jake Heggie's Dead Man Walking. Finalists will be announced later this fall!
More information: The American Prize
8 May 2016 OPERA REVIEW: Stunning ‘Dead Man Walking’ Is A Triumph For Fresno Grand Opera
"In the deeply textured and emotionally soaring world of the production... Heggie’s music came to glorious life with the Fresno Grand Opera orchestra, sometimes heaving like a storm, other times zeroing in on the tenderness of just one soul, under conductor Ryan Murray."
FULL REVIEW: www.fresnobee.com
3 July 2015 CONCERT REVIEW: Mozart Requiem
"... he (Murray) seemed unusually expressive, drawing a full palette of emotion from the players, not simply through the broad, sweeping gestures of his arms and hands, but with his entire body. The passion that emanated from Murray came through in the crisp, expressive playing of the orchestra..."
"...a performance that was in every way authentic and immensely satisfying."
REVIEW: Music in the Mountains - Mozart Requiem
9 June 2015 AURORA CONDUCTING MASTERCLASS & SEMINAR with KURT MASUR
Ryan will be attending the Aurora Conducting Seminar with Maestro Kurt Masur at the Aurora Classic Festival in Trollhättan, Sweden in August of 2015. Featuring daily conducting seminars with Maestros Masur and Gustavsson, attendance to all festival rehearsals and concerts and Q&A sessions with top artists including Gordan Nikolic, leader of the London Symphony Orchestra. Check back for updates!