Pianist and composer John Wolf Brennan was born in Dublin. He studied music at the University of Fribourg, and piano, conducting and organ at the Musikhochschule Lucerne in Switzerland. He also attended composition masterclasses with Edison Denisov, Klaus Huber, Heinz Holliger, Hanspeter Kyburz and Ennio Morricone. His compositions cover a wide spectrum of musical concepts and methods ranging from music for solo piano to chamber pieces and choral settings. He has also written numerous works for theatre, dance and multi-media performances.