Dermot Kiernan is a native of Ireland. He performs regularly as a vocalist and pianist across America and Europe. Mr. Kiernan holds a bachelor’s degree in music (majoring in performance on the classical accordion) and a master’s degree in Medieval music performance and musicology from The National University of Ireland, Maynooth. He has appeared as a soloist at Dublin’s National Concert Hall and The Royal Dublin Society. From there, he joined the post-master’s degree program at the University of Paris-Sorbonne studying with Benjamin Bagby (Sequentia) and Katarina Livljanić (Dialogos). In 2009, he was appointed choir leader of the Aontas Choral Ensemble as part of the internationally acclaimed music group Celtic Woman, touring internationally with them for six years.
Dermot recently joined the cast of the Los Angeles Master Chorale’s production of Lagrime di San Pietro directed by Peter Sellars and collaborated with artist Doug Aitken for his installation Mirage in Gstaad, Switzerland, performing Mr. Aitken's Song Mirror.