Dónal Rafferty is an Irish-born composer now residing in Placer County who specializes in composing and producing music for visual media (film, video, TV, etc.) and theatre.
Dónal composes original music for a variety of instrumental ensembles – including orchestra, chamber ensemble, and choir – as well as practicing songwriting. His quintet Aquastrata (2005) was awarded the IMRO Award for Chamber Ensemble composition in 2010. His music has been performed by ensembles such as Lontano, Concorde, The Penbridge Trio, the Taylor Festival Choir, and the Charleston Symphony Orchestra in both Europe and the USA and has been used to score commercial content by Google. He recently composed and produced theatrical music for the children’s play ‘The Queen Who Cancelled Christmas’ which premiéred in Dublin, Ireland in late 2018.
Dónal relocated to the US in 2013 following years spent studying composition in London, including time spent working with the London Chamber Orchestra. He now produces high quality music from his home studio in northern California. He has a special interest in collaborating with visual storytellers in the environmental activism and social justice fields.
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