Cian Boylan

Primary Instrument: Piano

Cian Boylan

Cian Boylan is an Irish musician, working across many musical genres including jazz, rock & pop, and film & theatre, and collaborating with many established international artists.

He was born in Dublin, and began studying piano at the tender age of 6. While studying classical music, he was also exposed to all kinds of music by his parents, in particular jazz, rock and pop music. He got his first professional job at the age of 14 and soon became established on the Irish musical scene.

After graduating Trinity College Dublin, he began a business career, establishing himself as a successful Management Consultant while in parallel building up his reputation on the music scene. The trials of juggling two successful careers meant one had to go. Thankfully, his music career took precedence!...
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Moonstone Film Composers’ Workshop 2005
””incredible musicianship, energy, and humour...a fantastic virtuosic performance, subtly presenting the contrasts in styles of jazz, classical and contemporary music *****” - Hot Press

“One of the most intelligent and structured musicians on the Irish Jazz scene today”- BBC Radio Ulster

“An exceptionally subtle arranger”- Jazzwise (UK)

“A legend in his own right, both as a musician and a composer”- Le Cool, Dublin

“Fantastic concert...Wonderful musicians, superb arrangements and the perfect running order”- RTE Lyric Fm

“Internationally acclaimed jazz pianist”- The Sunday Times

“One of Ireland's finest pianists and arrangers”- The Irish Times

“One of the most impressive jazz trios to make it's way to New York Cabaret. The Cian Boylan trio melded seamlessly with their vocalist and provided just the right ambience to both the narrative and the musical selections.*****”- New York Cabaret Times

“The audience dug them....a swaying crowd expressed a foot-stamping appreciation.”- Time Out New York

“[Soulful Days] the nicest Irish jazz album released this year…”- RTE Lyric FM

“Improvisations that fit so naturally over well thought out arrangements and a beautiful rhythmic dynamic between guitar and piano *****”- BBC Radio Ulster

”A beautiful, beautiful album… *****”�” BBC Radio Ulster

“Soulful Days... An album which is full of swing, tunefulness and bright spontaneity… “

- Sunday Independent

“Pianist Cian Boylan's tribute to Dave Brubeck was one of the highlights of the year”

- Irish Independent

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