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Megan Tarpey

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Megan Tarpey is a pianist and composer from the North West of England. She has recently received a distinction in her Instrumental and Vocal Composition MA from the University of Manchester, where her compositions were performed and workshopped by Vonnegut Collective, Psappha, Quatuor Danel and Trio Atem. Megan is passionate about contemporary music, working with other musicians and creatives within other art forms. Her compositional style includes the use of traditional ensembles along with technology to create an entirely new landscape.

Megan teaches classical and popular piano and music theory along with composing for film as a self-employed musician. She received her Music Degree at Liverpool Hope University where her work was workshopped and performed by members of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. After working at a record label based in MediaCityUK, she has gained knowledge in music business areas such as streaming, artist campaigns, social media, marketing and distribution; skills that are invaluable as a self-employed musician during COVID-19 times!

Megan is really excited to be an associate composer and work alongside such talented musicians at Festival Fresco!