News & Reviews
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!