Cian is a pianist, songwriter, composer, arranger and producer. He began studying classical piano at the age of 6 ad studied jazz piano in his teens with Jim Doherty. He went on to get a BA (Mod) from Trinity College Dublin and a firstclass Masters in Jazz Music Performance from DIT. He also studied film scoring and arranging in UCLA/Screen Training Ireland. A versatile musician, he is equally at home as a jazz and rock/pop session pianist as he is arranging and composing for orchestra, big band and smaller ensembles. He is also an experienced musical director and published songwriter and composer.
Amongst the artists he has performed, toured and recorded with are Duke Special, Jerry Fish, Van Morrison, Juliet Turner, RTE Concert Orchestra, Paddy Casey, Cathy Davey, BIMM graduate Beth Rowley, Imelda May and Westlife.