Tarik O’Regan (born: London, 1978) has written music for a wide variety of ensembles and organizations; these include the Dutch National Ballet, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Sydney Dance Company, Chamber Choir Ireland, BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, and the Royal Opera House, London. He is currently working on a saxophone concerto, which has been commissioned for soloist Amy Dickson by the Presteigne Festival to be premiered during his tenure as Composer-in-Residence in 2020. He continues in his roles as Artistic Advisor and Composer-in-Residence to the Pacific Chorale, which will be premiering a new work and releasing a portrait album of his music on the Yarlung label this season. Also in 2020, Pentatone will release the Houston Grand Opera performance of The Phoenix, O’Regan’s recent opera about the life of Lorenzo Da Ponte starring Thomas Hampson and Luca Pisaroni. Tarik O’Regan’s work, recognized with two GRAMMY® nominations and two British Composer Awards, has been recorded on 39 albums and is published exclusively by Novello & Co. Ltd, part of the Music Sales Group. O’Regan currently holds the position of Visiting Artist at Stanford University.