Kristian Ireland's music has received performances across Europe, the U.S., Japan, and Australia, by leading ensembles including the Arditti Quartet, Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, Ensemble SurPlus, Ensemble L'arsenale, Ensemble für Neue Musik Zürich, The Formalist Quartet, by noted interpreters Frank Cox, Chris Gross, Yasutaka Hemmi, Matt Ingalls, Graeme Jennings, Deborah Kayser, Yu Kobayashi, Josh Levine, Marshall McGuire, Geoffrey Morris, Peter Neville, Rikuya Terashima, Yasunori Yamaguchi, and by conductors James Avery, Erich Fackert, Warwick Stengards, and Shinji Moriguchi, among others. Kristian Ireland's music has featured at Agimus Venezia, Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik Darmstadt, Nuova Musica a Treviso, Internationales Musikfestival Höfgen-Kaditzsch (Rochlitz), Centre Acanthes (France/Luxembourg), Sommerakademie Schloss Solitude, Asian Composers League Festival (Yokohama), Melbourne International Arts Festival, Chromas Association of New Music (Tuscany), Casa della Musica (Trieste), Grosspeter Garage (Basel), CCRMA (California), Hamiltonian Gallery (Washington), CalArts (Los Angeles), among other events and venues. Ireland was an Artist in Residence at La Napoule Art Foundation (France, 2011), The Banff Centre (Canada, 2009), Denkmalschmiede Höfgen (Germany, 2008), and a Japan Foundation Artist Fellow (Japan, 2003). He was a finalist in Der Staubachpreis Competition at the 2008 Darmstädter Ferienkurse für Neue Musik. Ireland holds a Doctorate and an M.A. in music composition from Stanford University, where he studied primarily with Brian Ferneyhough (doctoral supervisor). He attended Harvard University as a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Music through the 2009-2010 academic year, studying with Chaya Czernowin. He also completed a Bachelor of Music in composition at the Victorian College of the Arts studying primarily with Chris Dench, and at Monash University (Melbourne). Ireland conducted research at the Archivio Luigi Nono (Venice), the Toho Gakuen School of Music (Tokyo), the Kyoto City University of the Arts (Kyoto), and with the Ensemble of the Kyoto Gagaku Association, at the Nishiki-tenmangu shrine (Kyoto). Ireland has given lecture and conference presentations at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Harvard University, UC Berkeley, USC (Los Angeles), the 2004 Symposium of the International Musicological Society, and others. He worked often as a piano accompanist, and as a chamber and orchestral keyboardist, from 1991 to 2001. Kristian Ireland's music is available on the innova recording label. He is the recipient of numerous international arts grants and fellowships.